Phrases with "kind"

Jack London Heavens, if his nose did bleed, the probability is that some of his own kind were guilty of causing it in the confusion of the scuffle. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Maskull was a kind of giant, but of broader and more robust physique than most giants. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

H. G. Wells It is easier to attack great masses of work if one has a kind of hunger deep in one’s soul. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

I shivered again, for I seemed to have passed in a few hours from the open noon to a kind of dank twilight. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

William Morris Now I have seen that for a long while thou hast known this, and hast ever because of it been as meek and kind with me as thou mightest be. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson Nay, and he hit me with the other end of the stick; for he accused me of a kind of artful cowardice, going about at the expense of a little risk to purchase greater safety. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope I should never have done for that kind of thing; should I?” “There is nothing I despise so much as what you call that kind of thing. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

It was a raw, comfortless morning — a kind of drizzling fog hung heavily over the scene, dimming the light of the sun, which had now risen, into a pale and even a grey glimmer. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Oh, it is no special virtue, my kind of hero-worship. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Philippe promised himself to be a kind brother to this prince, who required nothing but gold to minister to his pleasures. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

George Gissing Under other circumstances, his wife’s brilliancy among strangers might have been pleasurable to Elgar. His faith in her was perfect, and jealousy of the ignobler kind came not near him. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

H. G. Wells Ain’t you going to ask me in, Aunty dear?’ “‘Come in,’ I said, ‘I won’t have it said I wasn’t ready to be kind to you!’ “He comes in and shuts the door. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Francis Bacon And the depraved custom of change, and the delight in meretricious embracements (where sin is turned into art), maketh marriage a dull thing, and a kind of imposition or tax. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

More in sorrow than in anger — With a kind of twinkle in it. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Henry James It was lovely weather — a kind of Indian summer, only not so good. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Besides, he is descended from a noted Gaelic magician who raised the “dhoul” in Great Eliza’s century, and he has a kind of prescriptive right to hear tell of all kind of other-world creatures. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Sinclair Lewis I’d kind of like to know about it, before I pass on. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

We had to encamp in the midst of a thicket of a kind of willow acacia with pink bark all in little curls, with a small and pretty mimosa-like leaf. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Sinclair Lewis Wonder what it is? Some kind of a castle, I guess. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Payment in kind to the worker gives him no freedom of choice among the goods the community produces. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Radclyffe Hall Joan sat on in a kind of blissful quiescence. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Handel Richardson Richard gave a kind of gasp, put his hand to his forehead, and breaking off in the middle of a sentence sat heavily down. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James But that’s just the discomfort for him — he feels, as you said just now, kind of lonely: he feels rather abandoned and even, I think, a little betrayed. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Baraka and all the men begged I would give in, as they were sure he must be a good man to send such a kind message. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

There was a kind of hollow, tinselly fervour in his nature which took the place of true passion. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

M. P. Shiel Long as your letter was, it left in me a kind of longing desire for more, rather than a satiety. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Henry James He came to live with some French people that take in young men (and others) for this purpose; it’s a kind of coaching place, only kept by women. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

H. G. Wells He had expected a mob but there was a kind of sullen discipline about the procession when at last it arrived. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Henry James Georgina was perpetually at her house; it was understood in Twelfth Street that she was talking over her future travels with her kind friend. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Anne Bronte My father’s reluctant consent was next obtained, and then, though Mary still sighed her disapproval, my dear, kind mother began to look out for a situation for me. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Like this in kind is Allegory, which exhibits one thing by another, as in the following (O. xxii. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Anthony Trollope But into partnerships for life,—of a kind much closer than any business partnership,—men rush without any preliminary inquiries. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Francis Bacon There is a kind of followers likewise, which are dangerous, being indeed espials; which inquire the secrets of the house, and bear tales of them, to others. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

W. H. Hudson Feeling of some unhuman kind there perhaps was, but not gladness, such as we imagine in the skylark’s song, and certainly not sorrow, nor anything sad. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Anthony Trollope If you go, of course that kind of thing is over for me. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Who wouldn’t? Charvill with his frank kindliness, his height, his orthodox good looks, was the kind of person Jaikie would have envied, had it been his nature to envy. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Ann Radcliffe Adeline gazed on the scene with a kind of still rapture, and watched the sun sinking amid a crimson glow, which tinted the bosom of the lake and the snowy heads of the distant alps. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Henry James Fortune had been kind to him and he had passed so many competitors on the way that he could forswear jealousy and be generous. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

His avarice was of that short-sighted kind which defeats itself. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Miles Franklin I missed him at first because he used to be so kind to me; but now I don’t, because Mr Creyton, whom Harry left to manage Five–Bob, comes just as often as Harry used to, and is lots funnier. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

George Meredith Will you? I don’t know what kind of wine I shall be able to offer you. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing You’ll give my kind regards to Mrs. Grove?’ So they ate together at midday, rather silently, but with faces composed. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

He told her that he had been chaplain to Lord and Lady Padmont in Rutlandshire, and very kind patrons they had been. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I say artificial, for true grace arises from some kind of independence of mind. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

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

H. G. Wells I remember the kind of stupid perplexity with which I saw the dawn breaking over a grey waste of water, below, and realised that something was wrong. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

As he did so the air:within the circles grew heavy and stifling, as if they formed a kind of round thick wall which shut out health and easy breath. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Frances Hodgson Burnett They tried to be kind to her, but she only turned her face away when Mrs. Crawford attempted to kiss her, and held herself stiffly when Mr. Crawford patted her shoulder. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne He could not have shown any other kind of expression than that, had he meant to strike me with a sword. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Peter’s was the kind of loose flapping thing the taakhaar loves, which has scarcely ever been shaved, and is combed once in a blue moon. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Andrew Lang Your name, even in life, was, alas! a kind of ducdame to bring people of no very great sense into your circle. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Let me alone for noticing and feeling this kind of thing. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Here, happily, the water was shallower and less violent, and with my legs up to the knees in foam I managed to scramble into a kind of corner. Prester John by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence His heavy body rode motionless in a kind of sleep, one centre of attention was kept fitfully burning, the rest was dark. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Unaltered in expression, but wan, and the kind blue eyes large upon lean brows, her aspect was that of one who had been half caught away and still shook faintly in the relaxing invisible grasp. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

E. T. A. Hoffmann She could not have acted in any better way to prepare the road for us for any kind of enterprise. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Jim said generally we met some very nice people in Melbourne named Jackson, and they were very kind to us. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Julian Hawthorne Not but she treats ’em kind enough, ye understand, as a lady should; but ’tis the kindness of a lady, and not of an equal, and there’s not one of ’em staunch enough to hold out against it. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

No word but that of a kind adieu was uttered by him. Lodore by Mary Shelley

There was a kind of division of labor among them, but it was purely a local and a foreign division and not adapted to the region about them. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

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 I would fain know that you would say a kind word to me, and bid me ‘God speed. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Algernon Blackwood There had been disclosure, a kind of revelation. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle It’s kind of a challenge that they can’t forget. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

George Gissing And I’m to be glad when a son of mine does things as he deserves to be sent to prison for! I don’t understand that kind o’ gladness. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

This fable exhibits the folly of asking for aid without specifying the kind and amount of aid you require. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

She was, I believe, for a time a servant or else a kind of pensioner of some relations of my own. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

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]

G. K. Chesterton Barker always felt so when the King said, “Why trouble about politics?” The King’s thoughts were in a kind of rout; he could not collect them. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

His tirades against the money-morality had been a kind of joke between them. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anatole France Her talk had a kind of bitter sweetness for me. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

He seated himself by that lonely hearth in silence and darkness; sat brooding there, a prey to a kind of angry despair. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Meredith You are very kind to fall in with the deception: an innocent and, I think, a proper one, before the world, though not to the gentleman who does me the honour to propose to me for my hand. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell I worked away — partly for the sake of my family at home, partly because my uncle had really taught me to enjoy the kind of practice in which he himself took such delight. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

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

George Gissing Why did you hide the truth from me?’ ‘Because if I had begun by telling it, I should never have won a kind look or a kind thought from you. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing In childhood she had told falsehoods freely, but with the necessity for that kind of thing the habit had fallen away. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Of the same kind is Relation; when at the commencement of several members of a sentence the same part is repeated. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Then, with a kind of mental shiver at the recollection that this was Thursday, and that the great struggle came on Monday, he would go back to his book. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

D. H. Lawrence A kind of fire would go over Christiana Crich’s brain, as she saw two more pale-faced, creeping women in objectionable black clothes, cringing lugubriously up the drive to the door. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson The husband’s, like the prince’s, is a very artificial standing; and it is hard to be kind in either. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton She had to have some kind of life, and she married Reardon. Reardon’s a very good fellow in his way; but the worst of it is that it’s not her way. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

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

But of course Maria she’d kind of set her heart on savin’ it, and she can’t seem to get over it right away. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

It was black — well, of course, but a dull heavy black, and down to it from her hands a kind of cloud was floating. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Charles Dickens I then beheld, reclining on his back upon the floor, on a kind of mattress or divan, a little man in a shooting-coat. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

One instance of a more imaginative kind shows us ‘Neptune’s Horses’ as the painter dimly discerned them, with arched necks and flowing manes, rising and leaping in the crest of the wave. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

It was very kind of you to come round, Arundel; but this isn’t exactly the best place for you. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Ivan Turgenev Sadness came over me, and a kind of indifferent dreariness. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

He introduced for the first time comparison, classification, and serial order into the peculiar kind of fact which he collected. Memories and Studies by William James

Her brisk off-hand manner had a kind of charm for his slow apathetic nature; her rosy brunette face, with its bright black eyes and flashing teeth, seemed to him the perfection of beauty. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The doctors, Masters of Arts, and professors, have another kind of gown that distinguishes them. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Willa Cather I had never told him just how I felt about those things we’d dug out together, it was the kind of thing one doesn’t talk about directly. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Thomas Paine If we get but bread to eat, and any kind of raiment to put on, we ought not only to be contented, but thankful. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

G. K. Chesterton This kind of parody is for ever removed from the purview of ordinary American humour. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Olaf Stapledon When rationalism of this extreme kind had come to seem extravagant, the pendulum of culture, gathering momentum, began to swing toward an equally extravagant irrationalism. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

G. K. Chesterton Somebody else must be kind and get no credit for it. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

David Hume Sometimes also they are arbitrary, at least dependent on a kind of capricious analogy like many of the reasonings of lawyers. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Will my guests be so kind as to leave me in peace to-night, so that I may satisfy a curiosity which has become almost insupportable? MIDNIGHT. No time to-night; too tired almost to write this. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Why she should mask a kind heart and an excellent disposition by assuming a brusque demeanour is not very clear, but certainly the more amiable she felt the more disagreeable did she become. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassant The intimacy of the marriage-bed establishes a kind of complicity of mysterious alliance between two persons, even when they have ceased to love each other. A Philosopher (Un Sage) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Some kind of madness has method in it, but madness of sin holds us without escape. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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

She was struck during a tempest of passion with a kind of fit. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

There was every kind of bird about, but I had to guess at them by their sounds and size, for there was no colour in that shadowy world. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James Their attitude seemed to imply that she was a kind of conversational mountebank, attired, intellectually, in gauze and spangles. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell In a minute or two he asked — ‘I don’t like to take you away while you even fancy you can be of use or comfort to one who has been so kind to you. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Gissing Miss Rutherford darted into the schoolroom, and at once there was quietness, save for half-choked sobs here and there, and a more ominous kind of moaning from the crowded corner. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Says Mrs. Burton:285 “They won’t ask, but if they see a kind face they speak with their eyes as an animal does. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

I wonder why the people in novels are always dark? How kind he is to papa! Shall we ever go to Dangerfield, I wonder, papa and I? Of course I wouldn’t go without papa. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Parsons went on triumphantly: ‘My kid made sure he was some kind of enemy agent — might have been dropped by parachute, for instance. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

There were such kind people there, waiting to welcome me. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

William Dampier The fruit-trees that nature has bestowed on these isles are mangoes; and trees bearing a sort of grape, and other trees bearing a kind of wild or bastard nutmegs. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Elizabeth Gaskell I’ve left her a bit o’ money, and I’ll mak’ shift to send her more; it’s just a kind word, t’ keep up her heart when I’m gone, as I want. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Gissing The half-dozen acquaintances I had were not the kind of men to profit me. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Guy de Maupassan That is the best kind of paper. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Maria Edgeworth But there was something so beseeching and so kind in Jacob’s manner that I could not help attending to him. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell I think I have told you about his walking five miles in the rain to get me a muffin once when I was ill?’ ‘Yes!’ said Molly. ‘It was very kind of him. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

She has treated me most ungratefully, but I mean to be kind to her. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith The squire acutely chagrined the sensitive gentleman by drawling the word after him, and declaring that he tossed that kind of thing into the women’s wash-basket. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing But it befel at length that the rain ceased, and the first sunlight which awoke him at his bedroom windows was like the touch of a soft, kind hand. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

He stayed there alone in a kind of impotent fury. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Thomas Hardy So no more at present, and with kind love to your Young Man. — From your affectte. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

We’d had a good time there, Jim and I. We always had a kind spot in our hearts for Turon and the diggings afterwards. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Bronislaw Malinowski Affection, care and kind treatment are stated here as everywhere else. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell Erminia patronized her, and thought herself very kind and condescending; but they were not particularly friendly. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Robert Louis Stevenson But I thought I should find my — my wife here?’ he added, with a kind of proud confusion. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser The quality of his playing was exceedingly erratic, even though at times it attained to a kind of subtlety, tenderness, awareness, and charm which brought him some attention. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton And money won’t buy the kind she needs: one can’t pick out the right companion for such a child as one can match a ribbon. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Anthony Trollope She gave, therefore, no hint; she said no word of Mrs. Sturm, though her heart was longing for a kind word from some woman’s mouth. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

It was a kind of drama drinking, and she was as much a slave of the teapot as the forlorn drunken drab of St. Giles’s is a slave of the gin-bottle. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Algernon Blackwood She spoke with joy, with a kind of happiness as though she welcomed them. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James As she did so she felt that all the while she had known it would be there, and was conscious of a kind of treachery, an unfriendly wilfulness, in not being more prepared for it. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Edith Wharton It was such an artless ingenuous little house, so full of the demoralizing simplicity of great wealth, that it seemed to Susy just the kind of place in which to take the first steps in renunciation. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Willa Cather Last night everything had been awkward; but now, as he held her hands, a kind of harmony came between them, a reestablishment of confidence. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Daniel Defoe In this condition, hardened by success, and resolving to go on, I fell into the snare in which I was appointed to meet with my last reward for this kind of life. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She suspected perhaps more than there really was, and she was particularly kind and grave at parting, and, he thought, observed him with a sort of romantic compassion which is so pretty in old ladies. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

That gentleman of the lantern is not too kind in his ways with them and directly it is lit, they expect trouble and rush away. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Willa Cather That was a kind of misery he hadn’t happened to think of before; but the same thing must have occurred again and again in the occupied territory. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

For let us consider what kind of republic we have reason to expect. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Dearest, I don’t want that kind of freedom. Serapion by Francis Stevens

George Meredith But—but I wish you wouldn’t associate with that—that kind of friend. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

British criminal law is much too kind to murderers. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Algernon Blackwood He loved his kind and longed to help them to the light. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jules Verne It was a kind of large drone, an inch long, and the Indians call it “tuco-tuco. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Virginia Woolf Helen left her; far, far away she knew that she felt a kind of liking for Mrs. Dalloway. She could not help respecting her spirit and her desire, even in the throes of sickness, for a tidy bedroom. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Tobias Smolle There is also a kind of small courge, or gourd, of which the people of the country make a very savoury ragout, with the help of eggs, cheese, and fresh anchovies. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Edith Wharton But though he was not interesting the solitude of his life in that austere setting of hills and forests had given him a kind of primitive dignity, and his company was not uncongenial. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Every kind of thorn-bush lay in wait for my skin, creepers tripped me up, high trees shut out the light, and I was in constant fear lest a black mamba might appear out of the tangle. Prester John by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson The plain truth being, love had stolen a kind of march on him, dimming his vision, making him in the end fond even to her unlovelinesses. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

William Morris There was a kind look in the eyes of her, as if she might love anyone with whom she lived that would be kind to her. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ve handled your kind before now, and they didn’t look fine when I was through with them. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Over the entrance is a defaced ornament which may have been the bust of a man: in Rüppell it is a kind of geometrical design. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

George Eliot You are a known man, and I thought you would be kind enough to relieve me by taking charge of these things, and writing to Debarry, not mentioning me, and asking him to send some one for them. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Gissing This dress plainly would not be suitable for the better kind of engagement she had in view; it behoved her first of all to have one made in accordance with her own taste. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope She’s a very good kind of a woman, and the daughter is all that she ought to be. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Willa Cather Her eyes had a kind of sleepy contentment in them as she followed Claude’s motions. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Wilkie Collins Oh, my memory, be good to me! Save me from Philip and Helena. I want to remember the pleasant days when my kind little friend and I used to gossip in the garden. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Elizabeth Gaskell Thank you, Margaret; you’re a kind one at any rate. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

That the place boasted some kind of inn was certain; but it was an inn unknown to fame, and to mine host of the ‘Feathers’. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

George Gissing In the protection of her children from every kind of ill she exercised incessant care, never failing, for instance, to take them herself to school and fetch them home again. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell God bless you, Alice.” Many and many a time, as Alice reviewed that evening in her after life, did she bless Mary Barton for these kind and thoughtful words. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope And it may be said of Madame Voss, that although she had been forced by Michel into a kind of enthusiasm on behalf of the Swiss marriage, she had no very eager wishes of her own on the subject. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

They were the kind of people who in every conceivable activity, even if it is only getting on to a bus, are automatically elbowed away from the heart of things. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton Of his boyish days scarcely any important trace remains, except a kind of diary which contains under one date the laconic statement, “Married two wives this morning. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Madame,” continued Henry, turning to the queen, “be kind enough, I beg you, to see that no one overhears us. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The little old man was clad in a thick grey overcoat of some shaggy kind of cloth which looked like homespun. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Victor Hugo At length he left the arch under which he had taken shelter, a kind of chance sentry-box, in which he had acted the watchman, and departed with slow steps. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Some kind of temporary compromise had been arrived at there, the exchange was working uninterruptedly and there was no firing from the building. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle She had never asked for Jim, nor for my father and mother who had been so kind to her. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Andrew Lang Of what colours are they?’ ‘If that’s all,’ said the first tailor, ‘they are most likely black and white, like the kind of cloth we call pepper-and-salt. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They took off my clothes, me blushing with shame, and rubbed me with a kind of oil that smelt of cinnamon. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

H.P. Lovecraft It appeared to be a kind of sitting-room, for it had a table and several chairs, and an immense fireplace above which ticked an antique clock on a mantel. The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Tobias Smolle O Letty, what shall I do? — where shall I turn for advice and consolation? shall I implore the protection of my uncle, who has been always kind and compassionate. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

In time she became habituated to what she daily saw and heard around her: the potent and unbridled will of such a Signor was, in her idea, a kind of justice appointed by fate. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Dr. Athol was awfully kind to her, and said that when the time came he would find a hospital for her and no one need learn anything about it in the village here. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Jane Austen If we have been kind to her, she is now quite as necessary to us. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

It was very kind of you to take such interest in me. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Meredith No fears have I of a man who goes with his head To earth, chance looking aloft at us, kind of hand: I feel to him as to earth of whom we are fed; I pipe him much for his good could he understand. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Virginia Woolf Let us then draw rapidly in outline the kind of society which the daughters of educated men might found and join outside your society but in cooperation with its ends. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Now, I ask you, can anybody stand this kind of thing? It’s enough to drive a man out of his mind. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Willa Cather There was no constraint of any kind there to-night, but a kind of natural harmony about their movements, their greetings, their low conversation, their smiles. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson You will not have been long there, and not known some of our friends or family?” “I lived with a very honest, kind man called Duncan Dhu Maclaren,” I replied. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne In a kind of little bay, created by a point of the shore which broke the current, the sailor and the lad placed some good-sized pieces of wood, which they had fastened together with dry creepers. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Another point of economy is to look for seed of the same kind as you sow: and not to hope to buy one kind with another kind. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Maria Edgeworth She has been so kind to me! I love her as if she were ——” “As if she were— What? finish your sentence. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

The village doesn’t really belong to him, Pegler. It was wonderfully kind of him to give what he did give today, to a lot of people with whom he has really nothing to do at all. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

He could read, but he had a kind of loathing for books. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Apwith Lane was a kind of slum, with no shops but a disreputable foreign chemist’s and a small dirty confectioner’s, round the door of which dirty little children played. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Andrew Lang The mother of Æschines, he says, was a kind of ‘wise woman,’ and dabbler in mysteries. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Jack London His allegiance to man seemed somehow a law of his being greater than the love of liberty, of kind and kin. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

A very great lady but her voice was as kind as the voice of a saint. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Byron formed a lasting friendship with Rogers; but between him and Moore an intimacy of the closest kind ripened rapidly—the more so because Byron’s state was then one of considerable isolation. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

G. K. Chesterton He looked at her in a puzzled way; and she broke out with a kind of passion. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Mrs. Todhetley was always kind to him, and she never quarrelled; but Tod opposed her in many things, and would be generally sarcastically cool to her in manner. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

She ran to the gate to welcome that kind friend, looking so fresh and bright in her clean white gown that Aunt Betsy saw no sign of the past struggle. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The flag moving swiftly over the surface of the blue water was a curious, almost an uncanny sight; one which never failed to fill Claire with a kind of spiritual exaltation. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Sidney Colvin We have seen how he found himself, in prison and for some time after his release, a kind of political hero on the liberal side, a part for which nature had by no means fitted him. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

John Lewis Burckhard Their goat’s hair sacks, and horse and camel equipments, are of the same kind as those used by the Bedouins, and are known by the same names. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard