Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. something belonging to the class of; something like to; -- said loosely or slightingly.

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Examples

  • He stares at Sproutie, who exudes a kind of feral sexuality.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • It existed as a kind of smoking-gun evidence after a crime.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • When I pulled into the lot there were only two other cars parked and there seemed to be a kind of desperation about the ferocity with which the VACANCIES sign glowed and hummed.

    The Killing Kind

  • The film establishes Samantha as an everygirl who exists in a kind of social limbo, neither one of the cool kids nor a dork, neither beautiful nor unattractive.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • The fingernails themselves looked to be a quarter of an inch at their widest point and were stained a kind of yellow-black.

    The Killing Kind

  • It may be that stem-cell therapy will emerge as a kind of co-cure, along with therapies and lifestyle changes that help to keep the immune system from malfunctioning in the first place.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • "She likes shopping but she's never worked in a shop," observed her husband, with a kind of "eat that, Confucius!" satisfaction.

    TV review: Undercover Boss; True Stories – Voices From the Killing Field

  • An RFA is a kind of clarion call from NIH that asks researchers to submit grant proposals in a specific area in need of more investigation—in this case the RFA is, should it ever get approval and difficult-to-find funding, to be used for researching autoimmune disease and environmental triggers more deeply.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • You might think of the thymus, in fact, as a kind of a military training school—one housing both an undergraduate training school for cadets as well as an officer training school.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The VOC-polluted soil, runoff, and groundwater that still exist there flowed down to the nearby sewer and were pumped away, with the sewer surge acting as a kind of natural barrier preventing any outward migration of contaminated soil and water from the spot.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

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