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kindred
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
similar or related in quality or character

or:

closely related — such as family or things with shared origin
  • 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.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (23% in)
  • By degrees, he grew more calm, and besought, in a low and broken voice, that he might be rescued from his present dangers; and that if any aid were to be raised up for a poor outcast boy who had never known the love of friends or kindred, it might come to him now, when, desolate and deserted, he stood alone in the midst of wickedness and guilt.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (33% in)
  • There were tears in the eyes of the gentle girl, as these words were spoken; and when one fell upon the flower over which she bent, and glistened brightly in its cup, making it more beautiful, it seemed as though the outpouring of her fresh young heart, claimed kindred naturally, with the loveliest things in nature.
    Chapter 35 — Containing the Unsatisfactory Result of Oliver's Adventure.... (46% in)
  • 'It is because I was your father's oldest friend, young man,' returned Mr. Brownlow; 'it is because the hopes and wishes of young and happy years were bound up with him, and that fair creature of his blood and kindred who rejoined her God in youth, and left me here a solitary, lonely man: it is because he knelt with me beside his only sisters' death-bed when he was yet a boy, on the morning that would—but Heaven willed otherwise—have made her my young wife; it is because my seared...
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (19% in)

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