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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kindly  \Kind"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Kindlier};  superl.  {Kindliest}.] 
  [AS.  cyndelic  See  {Kind},  n.  ] 
  1.  According  to  the  kind  or  nature;  natural.  [R.] 
 
  The  kindly  fruits  of  the  earth.  --Book  of  Com. 
  Prayer. 
 
  An  herd  of  bulls  whom  kindly  rage  doth  sting. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Whatsoever  as  the  Son  of  God  he  may  do  it  is  kindly 
  for  Him  as  the  Son  of  Man  to  save  the  sons  of  men. 
  --L.  Andrews. 
 
  2.  Humane;  congenial;  sympathetic;  hence  disposed  to  do  good 
  to  benevolent;  gracious;  kind  helpful;  as  kindly 
  affections,  words  acts  etc 
 
  The  shade  by  which  my  life  was  crossed,  .  .  .  Has 
  made  me  kindly  with  my  kind  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  Favorable;  mild;  gentle;  auspicious;  beneficent. 
 
  In  soft  silence  shed  the  kindly  shower.  --Pope. 
 
  Should  e'er  a  kindlier  time  ensue.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Note:  ``Nothing  ethical  was  connoted  in  kindly  once:  it  was 
  simply  the  adjective  of  kind  But  it  is  God's  ordinance 
  that  kind  should  be  kindly,  in  our  modern  sense  of  the 
  word  as  well  and  thus  the  word  has  attained  this 
  meaning.''  --Trench. 




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