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  • adj. comparative form of kind: more kind

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See kind of, under kind, n.


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  • He is, you know, what we call a kinder, gentler child molester, because he ` s not violent.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2005

  • Germany's Natalie Geisenberger, a favorite to win a medal, referred to the adapted starting position by the German word kinder, or child's start, during training Sunday.

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  • But the title kinder stuck; and I don't dispute Abe likes it. "

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • My daughter had trouble in kinder the first year, she understood Spanish, but didn´t want to speak it.

    An Education in Mexico

  • Those who do may see this as the evolution of a 20th-century hard-core modernist into what might be called a kinder and gentler eclectic modernist of the 21st century.

    The New World Reborn

  • While I agree with Carville, that you can't invent comedy this good (though he said it in kinder terms), I still wonder if Sarah would have a showing in 2012 even as good as Goldwater in '64.

    Plouffe: Palin would be 'catastrophic' as 2012 GOP nominee

  • O'BRIEN: So when we see what some folks have called a kinder, gentler Gray Davis, a man who is now talking about his family and his spirituality, are you saying this is a concerted effort to change his appearance?

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2003

  • In a study at Stanford University, researchers delivered an 11 minute "loving kindness" exercise to students and discovered that they rated strangers as "kinder" and more similar to themselves than those not given the exercise.

    Susan Smalley, Ph.D.: There Are No Random Acts of Kindness

  • I didn't know it then -- this was in the mid-sixties -- but I was a kinderKunstler (that's "kinder" as in "kindergarten", not "kinder, gentler".)

    Kerry Trueman: Earth Days: Dare To Care

  • Cheney represents that first term, whereas the second term was a much kind of kinder, gentler approach that Obama is following through with.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2009


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