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Definition similar or related in quality or character


closely related — such as family or things with shared origin
  • We are kindred spirits.
kindred = closely related
  • I miss my home and my kindred.
  • kindred = family
  • They became quick friends, finding in each other a kindred spirit.
  • kindred = very similar
  • She and her kindred spirits in the Democratic Party are...
  • kindred = similar or related in quality or character
  • I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault,
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • kindred = family
  • Matthew and I are such kindred spirits I can read his thoughts without words at all.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • kindred = similar or related in quality or character
  •   Then all alone
      At the prefixed hour of her waking
      Came I to take her from her kindred's vault.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • kindred = family
  •   Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault
      Where all the kindred of the Capulets lie.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • kindred = family
  • Matthew, Cara, and Caleb walk together, talking about something that has them all excited, kindred spirits that they are.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • 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
  • 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
  • During spare moments, I played street football with others from across the country who were also there, some from kindred conditions.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • —Hark! the kings and the princes, our kindred, are going to see the queen's picture.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • They recognized with kindred senses the nature of the man and his arrival.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Hank was a dear friend of his, in many ways a kindred spirit.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A string of fireflies flashed on the lawn, as though with kindred enthusiasm.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • People and kindred must take care of their own fatherless, leaving them that have no children to their own loneliness.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • 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
  • In his smile Werner recognizes an assumption that they are kindred, comrades.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • 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

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