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  • adj. superlative form of kindly: most kindly.

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Examples

  • And the man whose prison tales inspired his creation, who says he committed in real life acts as horrific as the fictional Piper's, looks and sounds like the kindliest old man you'd ever want to meet.

    Meet the man behind crime fiction's most despicable character

  • Her guards and the assistant who'd shown George in-she looked like the kindliest of grandmothers in her baggy sweaters and SAS shoes but was undoubtedly one of David's well-placed spies-would look upon her with pity for being so far gone.

    A Girl's Legs Stirring The Air

  • He should have been a parson, or an Oxford don, or a waiter, for he was the kindliest, softest-voiced old stick who ever spared a fellow-creature's feelings - that was what was wrong with him, that he couldn't for the life of him say an unkind word, or set anyone down.

    The Sky Writer

  • Had the old man chanced to raise his head for a moment, the visitor would have seen, framed in long and snowy hair and beard, one of the finest, kindliest, sweetest, strongest, grandest faces that ever gladdened the eyes of man.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Remembering Lysander Spooner:

  • Yet as I happened to be before the Miniature School, some kind artists invited me in to use their bathroom to wash myself, offering me a scarf to cover my bare arms, and even showed me some mediocre miniatures (even these fakes) -- and then of course the kindliest young man said, with a bow:

    Karin Badt: Udaipur: No Lake Palace (ix)

  • Baghdad where I found all my brothers dead and chanced upon this young man, to whom I rendered the kindliest service, for without me he had surely been killed.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I prefer not to think of YA'ers as a faceless, nameless force that is ripe for manipulation and direction, even in the kindliest meant ways.

    The WritingYA Weblog: Blurring the Lines

  • Her manner was that of the kindliest and most sincere friend, as she addressed me like a grown person, first kissing me on the forehead.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Both the brothers, it may be here remarked, had a very emphatic and earnest delivery; both had lost nearly the same teeth, which imparted the same peculiarity to their speech; and both spoke as if, besides possessing the utmost serenity of mind that the kindliest and most unsuspecting nature could bestow, they had, in collecting the plums from

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • After this conversation Tissaphernes, with kindliest expression, invited Clearchus to remain with him at the time, and entertained him at dinner.

    Anabasis

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