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  • n  friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition

  • Yet after a reminiscence has meandered a while, and the truce reaffirmed again, the rote kindliness can give way to neat bursts of partisanship.
  • But Maisie is a model of kindliness, courage, efficiency.
  • His profession was healing, and many of his patients admired him for his industry and the kindliness that seemed to be reflected in his benign and slightly sad eyes.
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  • (Observer photos by Chris Gray)
    Sarah Phillips is an example of how the kindliness of others can inspire people to chase and achieve their dreams. Ever since Phillips was crowned as the 2013 Peach Queen, she has used her role to extend the kindness she experienced from former Peach Queens to better the days of those around her.
    Aug. 28, 2013 - The Romeo Observer

  • John Osborne in Wall Street Journal
    Yet when Osborne sent him a letter in 1966 asking him to stop the broadsides ("You may find it hard to believe," Osborne wrote, "but there is more goodwill and kindliness here for you to draw on than you might expect to find"), Coward...
  • Theodore Roosevelt in Voice of America
    Hit hard, old man,Roosevelt said. "Make the people see the truth. Let them know that for all your gentleness and kindliness, there never existed a man who was a better fighter when the need arose."
  • Boris Johnson in
    ...Johnson said the last six-and-a-half years editing the magazine had been fun and thanked the current proprietors, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, for their "kindliness and support".

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