- It is one of those CD's that you want to keep playing and playing, the kind where you family tell you that they have heard it enough.
- He didn't seem the kind of guy who would just get talking to a stranger.
- We try to compensate for our natural sinfulness by performing good works of various kinds.
- "In a straightforward case, such as the threat of violence or something of that kind, people should go to the police, " he said.
- Companionship of the same kind was therefore required for him, for he was not intended to be an isolated being.
- In the final analysis, the ideology of radical diversity surreptitiously promotes a political program of the same kind.
- Many practices that were part of pre-Vatican II Roman Catholicism, such as communion in one kind for the laity and eastward-facing celebrations, have not died out, as Anglicans sometimes think.
- He recognized three sacraments: baptism, the Eucharist in both kinds, and penitence.
The plural of kind often causes difficulty. With this or that, speaking of one kind, use a singular construction: this kind of question is not relevant; that kind of fabric doesn’t need ironing. With these or those, speaking of more than one kind, use a plural construction: we refuse to buy these kinds of books; I’ve given up those kinds of ideas. The ungrammatical use these kind rather than these kinds (as in these kind of questions are not relevant) has been recorded since the 14th century, and although often encountered today, it should be avoided.
- Only the possibility that she might be a member of my congregation prevented me from responding in kind.
- He was about to become engaged to a maiden named Luscinda, whom he had loved since childhood and who returned his feelings in kind.
- In kind, I ask him to withdraw and apologise because I do not like his claiming that I am a stooge of anyone else.
- Most transactions between Bell and the company were work for payment in kind rather than for cash.
- Some nations responded instantly by pledging emergency aid in money and in kind.
- Muslims are instructed by the Koran to give to the poor in money or in kind on a regular basis.
one's (own) kind
- People with whom one has a great deal in common: we stick with our own kindMore example sentences
- If this is you, then fine, enjoy the national anthem and the commercials and the halftime show on Sunday, but please do it with your own kind.
- Is it possible to be prejudiced towards your own kind?
- But why are these individuals haunting the most liberal blogs on the net to gloat instead of celebrating their victory with their own kind?
- Used to express disapproval of a certain type of person: I don’t apologize to her kind everMore example sentences
- He then became very hostile, calling her a devil-worshipper and shouting that ‘her kind’ had no business coming into a Christian center.
- Their kind could never have survived the public scrutiny of commercialized fame.
- When did they start letting your kind in here?
- informal Rather; to some extent: it got kind of cosyMore example sentences
- With just six days worth of posts from the twenty-plus day shoot, the weblog's kind of slight, but it makes for good reading.
- Jay's kind of working as a field correspondent.
- Personally, I think she's kind of an idiot.
a kind of
- Something resembling: teaching based on a kind of inspired guessworkMore example sentences
- One couple you saw who wanted to do this inspired in you almost a kind of moral outrage.
- For many of her type and generation, prevention from celebrity is a kind of jail.
- By the time we came along, she had a kind of love-hate relationship with the church.
nothing of the kind
- Not at all like the thing in question: my son had done nothing of the kind beforeMore example sentences
- The so-called questions are nothing of the kind.
- The fact that the minister in question did nothing of the kind enraged other MPs.
- Vilified by his detractors as an uncritical apologist for the Arabs, he was nothing of the kind.
of its kind
- Within the limitations of its class: this new building was no doubt excellent of its kindMore example sentences
- The book may be excellent of its kind, but not something that the publisher wishes to deal with.
- The first mission of its kind, its goal was to provide clues as to the origins of our solar system.
- It is the first early-warning system for heart attacks of its kind in Britain.
of a kind
- Used to indicate that something is not as good as it might be expected to be: there is tribute, of a kind, in such popularityMore example sentences
- There are more than a half a dozen candidates for the presidency, so there is democracy of a kind.
- Except that we do have special status, of a kind, with the federal government.
- Though the Tory move shows boldness of a kind, it is not the only party that is rethinking.
one of a kind
something of the kind
- Something like the thing in question: they had always suspected something of the kindMore example sentences
- The first bar was playing some loud rap music, while the one on the other side was blaring some Euro-disco or something of the kind.
- Case 2 is kidnap and slavery, or something of the kind.
- Well, I think it's fair to say we were all expecting something of the kind.
two (or three, four, etc.) of a kind
- The same or very similar: she and her sister were two of a kindMore example sentences
- I myself had doubts at first until I went further in and found clothes that are two of a kind.
- You're two of a kind - genetically designed to get into trouble - and all we bystanders can do is pick up the pieces and try to stick them back together again afterward.
- Lizzie, can't you tell, we're two of a kind.
- In its most direct form, hospitality refers to a kindness to visitors: a friendly welcome and a kind or generous treatment offered to guests or strangers.
- The Chaplain was kind and polite and tried his level best to be decent.
- Ken, a reader and walker, has written a kind letter to me and has requested more routes south of York.
- Perhaps François will be kind enough to refill our glasses a final time.
- I wonder if you'd be kind enough to address my concerns?
- Please be so kind as to let me know how I can get this wonderful magazine.
- Use vegetable-based soaps in the kitchen and bath; they're much kinder to your skin than harsh detergents or soaps.
- The tissues are kind to your nose.
- Jonathan chose two different shades of dye, which had the added bonus of being tinted colour, as opposed to bleach, and so kinder to my hair.
Old English gecynde 'natural, native'; in Middle English the earliest sense is 'well born or well bred', whence 'well disposed by nature, courteous, gentle, benevolent'.