Phrases with "kind"

Sinclair Lewis I was thinking of a good way to do it, the other day: start on these cubeb cigarettes, and they’d kind of disgust me with smoking. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Eliot He would behave in a quiet, kind way to her — just to prevent her from going home with her head full of wrong fancies. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

I was at that time a complete egoist, a very perfect specimen, with the superficial hardness of all crustaceans who live on the defensive, and wear their bones outside like a kind of armour. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Edith Wharton Wish you’d develop that kind of calf, Terry boy. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Mark Twain Well, before long here comes the wreck, dim and dusky, sliding along down! A kind of cold shiver went through me, and then I struck out for her. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

I wouldn’t have another kind of mate — not if I knew it. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

William Makepeace Thackeray There is humility in that simple, quaint present; trustfulness and kind intention. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

George Gissing She generally read poetry of a kind she thought might touch him, longing to establish more of intellectual sympathy between him and herself. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson Yes, his present feeling of unsociableness went deeper than mere fatigue: it was a kind of deliberate turning-in on himself. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang There was, first, the belief in “gentrice,” in a natural difference of kind between men of coat armour and men without it. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli Thin entertainment here, kind sir (here the last bolt was withdrawn); a glass of indifferent liquor and a prayer-book. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Ann Radcliffe In the mean time, they must be careful to keep from him every kind of liquid, except some cordial draughts, which I shall send. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Nathaniel Hawthorne You will be in the shady vale of years long before you can raise any better kind of shade around your cottage, if you build it on this bare slope. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

H. G. Wells But my mind was too confused to attend to it, so with a kind of madness growing upon me, I flung myself into futurity. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Henry James Confess you meant it as a kind of reductio ad absurdum — a satire on Mrs. Farrinder?” He spoke in a tone of the freest pleasantry, with his familiar, friendly Southern cadence. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

He was very kind and considerate, and both he and Charlotte were so sobered by anxiety, that there was no fear of their spirits overpowering her. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Henry James Heaven speed you! May America be kind to you. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Olaf Stapledon On his left arm he must wear a red-cross brassard, stamped with a kind of postage mark. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

I remember well the intense suspense in which she and I awaited the answer from Bartram–Haugh to kind Cousin Monica’s application for an extension of our leave of absence. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Makepeace Thackeray But the men regarding whose lives and stories your kind presence here shows that you have curiosity and sympathy, appeal to a great number of our other faculties, besides our mere sense of ridicule. Jonathan Swift by William Makepeace Thackeray

Elizabeth Gaskell The offence, too, was one for which his sister, good and kind as she was, had little compassion. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

And it is so short a time since my kind Rector died. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

Mr. Conroy and the other officers were very kind to him — the skipper too; but they could do nothing. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

Miles Franklin I used to long for any sort of caller, but that infernal book has resulted in my being a kind of puppet show, and I am heartily sick of it. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Virginia Woolf But why repeat this over and over again? Why be always trying to bring up some feeling she had not got? There was a kind of blasphemy in it. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

D. H. Lawrence And they were kind with each other. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

The kind of feet people were always writing to medical columns in the Press about. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Daniel Defoe After some very kind expressions, he asked me if I would be very honest to him, and give a sincere answer to one thing he would desire of me. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Henry Handel Richardson This person who, in the intervals of her profession as midwife, carried on a kind of surreptitious practice, poohpoohed Henriette’s fears. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

D.H. Lawrence For years he had suppressed his soul, in a kind of mechanical despair doing his duty and enduring the rest. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

George Gissing A people apparently less apt for that kind of achievement never existed. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

G. K. Chesterton We might touch the life of many dissolute public men with pathos, and a kind of defeated courage, by telling the truth about the history of their sins. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

In a visible peril observation is a kind of defense; against the unseen we lift a trembling hand. What Occurred at Franklin by Ambrose Bierce [1906]

Anthony Trollope Some kind of servitude was needful, and if her uncle was decided that she must be banished from his house, the kind of servitude which was proposed to her at Basle would do as well as another. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood Colonel Wragge, I saw, was also leaning forward with a kind of droop. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Theodore Dreiser There was the kind of vanity in Carrie that troubled at this. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle I trust that he is kind to her. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

William Morris And to mesel folk both carles and queans was she so kind and careful, that the Ho]y Ghost dwelt in her. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

His kind had put the bullet in Karolides. The plump man’s features seemed to dislimn, and form again, as I looked at them. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

The edifices of the better kind were of stone and lime, or bricks dried in the sun; the poorer were of clay and earth. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

I had a kind of idea, but I thought he would never be so rash. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Elizabeth Gaskell The aspect of piteous distress on his face, almost as imploring a merciful and kind judgment from his child, gave her a sudden sickening. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Wilkie Collins Ask your own kind heart, my dear aunt, if it would not be downright cruelty to turn this forlorn woman adrift in the world without making some inquiry first. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anatole France But, indulgent to others, as to himself, M. Jerome Coignard had a kind smile for my trouble and distraction. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Robert Louis Stevenson In order that he may be kind and honest, it may be needful he should become a total abstainer; let him become so then, and the next day let him forget the circumstance. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London There were two kinds of life — his own kind and the other kind. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli Our house has done what we could for him, for his mother, Queen Agrippina, was very kind to my father, and the house of Neuchatel never forgets its friends. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins A kind of fever got possession of me — a vehement yearning to go on from this first discovery and find out more, no matter what the risk might be. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

This kind of navigation did not meet his expectations, however, and he returned with dogged despair to his pond, resolved to make a final cruise and go out of commission. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

G. K. Chesterton It was not easy to follow him, he was so very much excited; but every now and then the words “our Sublapsarian friends” would recur with a kind of wailing sneer. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Margaret Oliphant He put his hands to his mouth and gave forth a mild roar which was not more than a whisper in kind intention. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Ford Madox Ford After all, it didn’t matter what kind of man this was, it was a question of what sort of a man Tietjens was becoming. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

G. K. Chesterton Her father came and prayed over her with a kind of melancholy glee, and with the avowed solemnity of a watcher by a deathbed. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Mrs. Gaskell However, we took to our work after tea with a kind of forced cheerfulness (which soon became real as far as it went), talking of that never-ending wonder, Lady Glenmire’s engagement. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

In this I am to show no more than how or upon what kind of balance it is to be held; in order whereto I shall first show upon what kind of balance it is not to be held. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Elizabeth Gaskell It is a shame he should not have every kind of opportunity laid open before him. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Walter Scott The nature of the business which awaited him at the little inn, called Tod’s Hole, where he soon after arrived, was not of a kind to restore his spirits. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

To any one who has been, during the hot summer months, pent up in London, there is in the first taste of rustic life a kind of sensuous rapture scarcely to be described. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Where was Teresa? Where his hearty, kind old landlady? They would see with their homely but swift intelligence; they would see and save. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

We are not starting for the Antipodes.’ ‘Be kind to her,’ said Miss Wendover, gravely, ‘for my sake, if not for her own. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. Rider Haggard He was very kind to me once — very. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

This kind of popularity may seem very pleasant in the abstract, but I think it’s rather hard upon the lady. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

She began to leap from side to side, flinging herself down in a kind of curtsy and springing up again with extraordinary agility, in spite of the long longyi that imprisoned her feet. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Daniel Defoe If I had been younger, perhaps she might have helped me to a spark, but my thoughts were off that kind of livelihood, as being quite out of the way after fifty, which was my case, and so I told her. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Andrew Lang In the terror which this occasioned, he attempted to save himself by catching at a kind of beam which suspended over the stairs, when the lamp dropped from his hand, and he was left in total darkness. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

I was spoken of in one paper — a kind friend told me this — as the prying Miss Amelia. As if my prying had not given the police their only clue to the identification of the criminal. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Even the spirit of the globe-trotter was stirred, and he said, ‘I think you Anglo-Indians live in a kind of little paradise. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Wilkie Collins The kind blue eyes, whose slightest changes of expression I had learnt to interpret so well, looked at me appealingly when we first sat down to table. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Sinclair Lewis Thought you had kind of a grouch on newspapers,” said the clerk pertly. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Green Ingersoll If they were savages and barbarians, they made a God like the Jehovah of the Jews; if they were civilized, if they were kind and tender, they filled the heavens with kindness and love. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing What do you think I’m writing just now? An author’s Guide. You know the kind of thing; they sell splendidly. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Sarah Orne Jewett She might have made it easier for him; after all, he was the minister and had taken some trouble to come out, though ’twas kind of cold an’ unfeelin’ the way he inquired. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

That is what lets me from being as kind to you as I desire, Luke, my bonny lad, listen to me. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Virginia Woolf And old Lucy Craddock — she saw Lucy sitting at a table; with her red nose, and her patient, kind eyes. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Jules Verne As far as tobacco was concerned, there was none of that coarse kind which usually contents the natives of the Amazonian basin. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Edith Wharton It was the kind of question that might be termed out of order, and the ladies glanced at each other as though disclaiming any share in such a breach of discipline. Xingu by Edith Wharton [1916]

Virginia Woolf She quivered, and a kind of sob shook her; but even to have made Katharine angry was some relief, and allowed her to feel some of the agreeable sensations of martyrdom. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope She believed him to be good and generous and kind and loving. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli Freedom is, in one word, Liberty: a kind of thing which you foreigners never can understand, and which mere theory can make no man understand. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

She was always so kind and so good. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Tremont has been in so regularly to dinner lately, and shown me such a kind face, I thought I would venture upon a little familiarity. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Helen Zimmern Her generosity, both in giving money, time and labor for others, was boundless; and her kindnesses were made doubly kind by the thoughtfulness with which they were executed. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

This explanation reassured Mrs. Krent, and she subsided into a kind of doze. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

He did not forget me; for he had a kind heart, though he was rather severe sometimes. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Washington Irving The shrine is elevated upon a kind of platform, and close around it are the sepulchres of various kings and queens. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Robert Louis Stevenson The count took the turning to the right, and followed it, groping forward in the dark, till he was brought up by a kind of fence, about elbow-high, which extended quite across the passage. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nulla Mountain was as black as your hat, and a kind of curious feeling crept over me, I hardly knew why, as if something was going to happen, I didn’t know what. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Nothing could exceed Mr. Townsend’s courtesy, but I had a kind of suspicion that he was seeking to recommend his friend to my notice as a substitute, as it were, for himself. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Edith Wharton Dexter Manford had always been very kind to his stepson’s wife; but then everybody was kind to Lita. Jim’s head was bent over the pilaff; he took it down in quick undiscerning mouthfuls. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson But his strictness and distance, the effect, I now fancy, of old age, slow blood, and settled habit, oppressed us with a kind of terror. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

So she hurried away, with a hasty and kind good-bye. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Whether Mary loved him, or not, she did not say; she was ever patient and thoughtful with him, with a kind of grave tenderness. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Sinclair Lewis You’re kind of played out, after this long trip. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell Then he tried German, speaking it with a kind of soft lisp that I thought charming. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

George Meredith A free-thinker startles him as a kind of demon; but a female free-thinker is one of Satan’s concubines. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Andrew Lang The herb was conceived of, in the savage fashion, as a living human person, a kind of old witch-wife. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The kind black eyes of the painter’s wife are brighter than they have been for many a long year past, and the clear tones of her voicecheerful always — have a joyous sound in them now. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Henry Handel Richardson He had just seen, in a kind of phantom picture, the feet of the sisters Beamish as they sat on the verandah edge: both young women wore flat sandal-shoes. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sitting in the sunshine near the window, she seemed to receive with its warmth a kind influence, which made her both happy and good. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

D. H. Lawrence Yet he had that kind of dignity, the wistful seriousness and pride of a man in machine control: the only god-like ones today, those who pull the iron levers and are the gods in the machine. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. G. Wells So Bert grew up, filled with ideals of speed and enterprise, and became, so far as he became anything, a kind of bicycle engineer of the let’s-have-a-look-at-it and enamel chipping variety. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell So much the better, and perhaps she could cover her father’s rudeness by her own civility to so kind a friend. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins My kind respects to your sister and her husband, and say I don’t grumble about the money that’s been spent in sending you with Susan to take care of her. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Gissing He is just the kind of fellow to end by poisoning or shooting himself. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Her mother was kind and sensible and loved her children dearly, but she did not believe in showing too much tenderness towards them or in ‘giving herself away’ to the world at large. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

John Galsworthy As for Diana, she’s of the same sort — the Montjoys have a kind of Condaford up in Dumfriesshire — I admire her for sticking to Ferse, but I think it’s quite crazy of her. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

At times she tossed back the thin curls that kept running down over her forehead, and lowered her voice to say something not in the book, with a kind look at the faces of her auditors. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Before preceding her into the building which rose at the back of the yard, Mrs. Bunting’s kind new friend took out his watch. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Henry James It was like a soft presence — like a small hand in her own; on Pansy’s part it was more than an affection — it was a kind of ardent coercive faith. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Willa Cather Her face had a kind of heavy, thoughtless beauty, like a pink peony just at the point of beginning to fade. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

I drew back into the shadow with a kind of disgust and horror. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Henry Hudson I wish some kind person would suggest a remedy for this state of things; for just now my greatest desire is to be dressed in accordance with the fashion. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

You are the kind of man our neighbours call l’ami de la maison. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Charles Dickens Meanwhile, the other man sat very composedly in his vehicle, which was a kind of chaise with a depository for a large bag of tools, and watched his proceedings with a careful eye. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Arthur Conan Doyle But behind the thunder of the guns there rose a sharper, shriller noise, whirring and rattling, the wildest, jauntiest, most stirring kind of sound. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry Handel Richardson But this was the only kind word Laura heard. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James Olive could see how fond she might become of New York, where that kind of pleasure was so much more in the air. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Wilkie Collins It seems he said something about me — and she has sent a kind message, inviting me to visit her one of these days. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Gissing Marcella couldn’t endure that kind of thing — impossible for her to pass on and say nothing. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The window, which she had left open, was closed and she declared that there was a horrible smell of some chemical like gas, only stronger, and a kind of hissing noise. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope He owed a duty to his sister which was paramount to all others; but then he owed a duty also to the friend who had been so kind to him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Julian Hawthorne It was so kind of you to take me on trust, without making sure that I was all right first. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

William Makepeace Thackeray My wife, who respected Mrs. B. more than anything else in the world, set her a chair, offered her a glass of wine, and vowed it was very kind of her to come. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

This kind of thing happens everywhere, but is clearly likelier to lead to outright falsification in societies where only one opinion is permissible at any given moment. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Willa Cather Years afterward she thought of the duck as still there, swimming and diving all by herself in the sunlight, a kind of enchanted bird that did not know age or change. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Henry James Nothing but buds, eh? You must sew them in a kind of immense apron, down the front of my dress. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Was it likely she would ever think twice of me? She was invariably kind and thoughtful; she deferred to me on everything, and seemed to think my opinions and actions must of necessity be right. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Gertrude Stein A kind of exercise is hardest and the best excellence is sweet. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Arthur Conan Doyle He took a kind of fancy to me then, and would hardly go back to his woods, but was always hanging about my hut. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Gertrude Stein They were the kind that lit themselves. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

He has some kind of theory about stored power and concentrated sanctity which I, not being a theologian, don’t profess to understand. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

G. K. Chesterton Despotism indeed, and attempts at despotism, like that of Strafford, are a kind of disease of public spirit. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

They’re a kind of round yellow fruit with a thick skin. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Bronislaw Malinowski It has been suggested that such ceremonies express a kind of expiation for marriage. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Victor Hugo Who is there who has not remarked a kind of intelligent anxiety in animals? It may be that to the extent to which a wolf can understand mankind he felt that he was an outlaw. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It fell about her like the texture of a summer cloud, with a kind of vagueness, so that the outline of the form beneath it could not be accurately discerned. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Charles Dickens But, that I cannot look upon it!’ He slowly recalled his hand, and crushing the purse together, said with a kind of drowsy thoughtfulness: ‘I told her so. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

He found Miss Brandon just released from dancing, and with a kind of paternal gallantry, he offered his arm to parade the apartments. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Daniel Defoe Tired with the toils of the precedent day, The blustering winds disturb my kind repose, Till frightened with the threatening blast, I rose. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Edith Wharton Goodbye.” She laid her other hand on his, and they looked at each other with a kind of solemnity, as though they stood in the presence of death. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H. G. Wells And are you going there again?’ “‘I’ve kind of promised —’ “‘It’s against my wishes, ‘Arry. Every time you go near Fanny, ‘Arry, you disobey me. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

He was my first master, and a kind one. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Really, this year, all that does not go for bread seems a kind of robbery; but this is a particular case. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Anthony Trollope It was very kind of you to come when business made it imperative on me to go to town, but I do not think we can call upon you for further sacrifice. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

It came to him with a kind of shock, a catch of breath, which once again almost sobered him, that he had seen her naked. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe She sighed and wept, still gazing on the picture, which seemed to engage her by a kind of fascination. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Seems kind of annoyed with me, but I can’t get a word of it. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

Henry James The intensity of her grief and anger gave her a kind of majesty, and Rowland, for the moment, felt ashamed of the ironical ring of his observation. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sinclair Lewis She’ll be kind of — Oh, people’hl talk a lot, I guess. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton But we’ll get old Popp, and Mrs. — Mrs. — what’d you say your fat friend’s name was? Just a select little crowd of four — and some kind of a cheerful show afterward . The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Quentin took momentary refuge in a renewed inspection of the Beltraffio; then, turning, she said, with a kind of reluctance: “He would still care. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Julian Hawthorne He believed, it may be, that no one but himself could appreciate her full worth, and thought it would be a kind of desecration to let another approach her too nearly. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Gertrude Stein Any nice way to remain is longer than was necessary and the temptation the real temptation never happens, there is a cut away and there is a kind of a mellow cheese that has just begun. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

He is the priest of the coven, but he is more, for he is a kind of Deil on his own account. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

R. D. Blackmore Yet any one looking at his eyes would think how tender and bright must his nature be! “He favoreth his forebears; how can he help it?” kind people exclaimed, when they knew him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Gissing Not that he studied with any zeal; reading, and of a kind that demanded close attention, was his only resource against melancholia; he knew not how else to occupy himself. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

H. G. Wells You must resort to a kind of social surgery. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

It was at a gentleman’s place at Chiswick. All the choice plants were taken indoors to improvise a kind of conservatory for a night fête. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Wilkie Collins I should take it kind of you if you’d give it a brush or two with your hand when you’re near it — for I never hope to see the place myself; no more. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Wilkie Collins I remember entreating Helena to say a kind word for me. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Either you deliver in kind or in money your prescribed quota of provisions, or you and your elders must proceed with us to Sultanieh, where you will be consigned over to the proper authorities. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Anthony Trollope They think, I believe, in England, that any kind of work here is sure to command a high price; of this I am quite sure, that in no employment in England are people so tasked as they are here. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence And in his imprisoned soul another kind of mystery, another sort of appeal. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell How kind and reassuring dear papa always is. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

What should have been gay with flowers and sun-blinds stood up in the sunlight as grim as a deserted factory; and that, thought Jaikie, is grimmer than any other kind of ruin. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

George Meredith You will be kind to me in not asking me again. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Gretorex had become to Ivy Lexton what she had once heard a friend of hers funnily describe as a kind of “Stepney” to her husband. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson His face was marked by capacity, temper, and a kind of bold, piratical dishonesty which it would be calumnious to call deceit. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins It took her a long time — especially as Mr. Blyth was breathlessly looking over her shoulder all the while — to get through these words: “Thank you for being so kind to me. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Figure is a method of expression divergent from ordinary custom for the sake of ornament or utility, altered by a kind of fiction. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

William Morris The man-child with light and fine white-golden hair, falling straight down and square over his brow, and blue-grey eyes which were both kind and merry, and shyly seeking as it were. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Edith Wharton He looked at her with a kind of slow surprise. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Henry Handel Richardson But the meal over, he roused to a kind of life. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

He had a kind of dull bourgeois rationalism, which used to find reasons for all things in heaven and earth. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Guy de Maupassan A kind of jealousy even arose among his slaves. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Jane Austen Her fellow-travellers the next day were not of a kind to make her think him less agreeable. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Elizabeth Gaskell Philip had so seldom been to anything of the kind, that, even had Sylvia not been going, he would have felt a kind of shy excitement at the prospect of anything so unusual. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arnold Bennett Everybody saw that Providence had been kind to Darius and to his son. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Stuart Chase and others have come near to claiming that all abstract words are meaningless, and have used this as a pretext for advocating a kind of political quietism. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

He knew, without turning, that it was Alice Press; no need to question that shrill voice that rose in a kind of sweeping tide of temper to a scream. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Caroline Lamb The kind intentions of the Duke were, however, defeated. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Samuel Johnson They may from some parts yet standing conjecture its general form, and perhaps by comparing it with other buildings of the same kind and the same age, attain an idea very near to truth. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

D. H. Lawrence His eyes were dark and shining; there was a kind of fascination about him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne As we advanced, I heard a kind of pattering above my head. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Dalliance with women is a kind of mental derangement. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

But he meant to be kind to me. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Arnold Bennett She had partly undressed and lain down, and instantly the hotel had transformed itself into a kind of sounding-box. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

In one detail only did Sabina’s testimony conflict with ours, but that was the kind of detail which would hang a man, if its truth were established. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Edgar Allan Poe A discrepancy of this unnatural kind gave rise, too frequently, alas! to a life of unhappiness. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Jane Austen She would be such a delightful companion for Emma.” Mr. Woodhouse agreed to it all, but added, “Our little friend Harriet Smith, however, is just such another pretty kind of young person. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

David Hume War has its laws as well as peace; and even that sportive kind of war, carried on among wrestlers, boxers, cudgel-players, gladiators, is regulated by fixed principles. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

George Borrow He told me that he was not, for that, upon the whole, his neighbours were very kind to him. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Arthur Conan Doyle And yet the cottage was not deserted, for a low sound came to our ears — a kind of drone of misery and despair which was indescribably melancholy. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Ford Madox Ford She said: “I can never love you now I know the kind of man you are. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

D. H. Lawrence With a passion of voluptuousness that made him dwell on each tiny beauty, in a kind of frenzy of enjoyment, he lit upon her: her beauty, the beauties, the separate, several beauties of her body. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens It is liberal in all its actions; of kind construction; and of wide benevolence. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

D. H. Lawrence She looked at him with a kind of anger, and turned away. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He knows his appearance perfectly — used to hunt with his hounds, and that kind of thing, and often talked to him, so he could not be mistaken — and there he was as large as life. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Sinclair Lewis Poor kid, she’s kind of lost, don’t you think so?’ ‘Of course, dear. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon I mention them merely to indicate the kind of problems that have to be faced in any attempt to study the nature of the self. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]