Kindly

Definition of Kindly

Kind´ly   Pronunciation: kīnd´lŷ
a.1.
1.According to the kind or nature; natural.
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.
adv.1.Naturally; fitly.
Examine how kindly the Hebrew manners of speech mix and incorporate with the English language
- Addison.
2.In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.
Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love.
- Rom. xii. 10.

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