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We are kindred spirits.
  similar or related in quality or character


closely related — such as family or things with shared origin
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  • We are kindred spirits.
  • She and her kindred spirits in the Democratic Party are...
  • links between HIV and kindred simian viruses
  • kindred clans

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  • Matthew and I are such kindred spirits I can read his thoughts without words at all.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • My kindred and I have walked this land for a thousand years, Elias.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The bus is full of kids moving from seat to seat, trying to find kindred spirits or trying to escape them.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • As different as we are, we are in many ways kindred spirits.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • To varying degrees they tolerated each other’s spouses, but they made no particular effort with the spouses’ families, whom they generally felt to be not quite as close and kindred-spirited as their own family was.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • In his smile Werner recognizes an assumption that they are kindred, comrades.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • A New York lieutenant wrote to his sister in January, 1863, that in his officers’ mess "we have had several pretty spirited, I may call them hot, controversies about slavery, the Emancipation Edict and kindred subjects."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Harking to the call of a kindred spirit, Frank at once settled down to the mating dance of academe, and they were soon neck-deep in archetypes and the parallels between ancient superstitions and modern religions.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Even where a noun and verb of kindred meaning were not etymologically connected, one or other of them was frequently suppressed.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • —Get more tapers; Raise all my kindred.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Only a week ago a man had contradicted him at a kindred meeting which they held to discuss the next ancestral feast.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I find an extraordinary kindred spirit in Anatole.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • His mother and mine were kindred spirits.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The report of his undeniable delirium at sea was likewise popularly ascribed to a kindred cause.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Help for the Bastille prisoner’s kindred in La Force!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • A single word from the white men was enough—against all our wishes, prayers, and entreaties—to sunder forever the dearest friends, dearest kindred, and strongest ties known to human beings.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I saw her laid low in her kindred’s vault, And presently took post to tell it you: O, pardon me for bringing these ill news, Since you did leave it for my office, sir.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • It is in my mind to ask what share of their inheritance you would have paid to our kindred, had you found the hoard unguarded and us slain.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • I soon realized he could never be a kindred spirit, but still tried to help him break out of his narrow world and expand his youthful horizons.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ’This young gentleman is blessed, in a peculiar way, with every thing the heart of mortal can most desire,—splendid property, noble kindred, and extensive patronage.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • You seemed kind of like a kindred spirit.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • He could not sway the crowd but he might appeal to a little circle of kindred minds.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The youth studied the faces of his companions, ever on the watch to detect kindred emotions.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • In her, he recognized a kindred spirit.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And when the Hungarian flood swept eastward, the Szekelys were claimed as kindred by the victorious Magyars, and to us for centuries was trusted the guarding of the frontier of Turkeyland.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • BOTTOM Good Master Mustardseed, I know your patience well: That same cowardly giant-like ox-beef hath devoured many a gentleman of your house: I promise you your kindred hath made my eyes water ere now.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Then he smiled his familiar smile, the smile of a kindred spirit, and I was sure our friendship was intact.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • This long connexion of a family with one spot, as its place of birth and burial, creates a kindred between the human being and the locality, quite independent of any charm in the scenery or moral circumstances that surround him.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • For half a minute, perhaps, they stood gaping, then Mrs. Bunting went across the room and looked behind the screen, while Mr. Bunting, by a kindred impulse, peered under the desk.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Now that Charles was dead, her place and her son’s place were with his kindred.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The female Cyclopes barked an order to her kindred, and three of them followed her up the hill.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Nay, nay; I speak not of a time so very distant, but of favor shown to thy kindred by one of mine, within the memory of thy youngest warrior.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Hence comes it that your kindred shuns your house, As beaten hence by your strange lunacy.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • There is a thought that for strength should avail me, Though both of shelter and kindred despoiled; Heaven is a home, and a rest will not fail me; God is a friend to the poor orphan child.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Hunting and kindred outdoor delights had kept down the fat and hardened his muscles; and to him, as to the cold-tubbing races, the love of water had been a tonic and a health preserver.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Possibly because the bowler hat gave him the entirely mistaken impression that he was dealing with a kindred spirit, he addressed himself to Moody.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • It certainly was; for they had been two kindred spirits.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I am one of those, only a halfDwarf, and if any of my kindred, the true Dwarfs, are still alive anywhere in the world, doubtless they would despise me and call me a traitor.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Our object being to search the neighbourhood for traces of the boa constrictor, or any of his kindred, Fritz, Jack, and Franz went with me to the sugar-cane brake, and we satisfied ourselves that our enemy had not been there.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Now, Mr. Bumble was a fat man, and a choleric; so, instead of responding to this open-hearted salutation in a kindred spirit, he gave the little wicket a tremendous shake, and then bestowed upon it a kick which could have emanated from no leg but a beadle’s.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • For my sister Linet telleth me that he can tell of what kindred he is come, and what is his right name.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Shy, deny thy kindred, the unco guid.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And then the General had made another fitting reply to that, disclaiming any merit for that past service; and with more mention of France, of Belgium, of glory, of honour and of such kindred things they had embraced each other heartily and the conversation had ended.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • They parted with moistened eyes; and as Benjamin turned away, he said, "Phil, I part with all my kindred."
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Alliance by blood, or marriage, is a frequent cause of war between princes; and the nearer the kindred is, the greater their disposition to quarrel; poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • For my sister Linet telleth me that he can tell of what kindred he is come, and what is his right name.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
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