[ UK /kˈɪndɹəd/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪndɹɪd/ ]
NOUN
  1. group of people related by blood or marriage
ADJECTIVE
  1. related by blood or marriage
    kindred clans
  2. similar in quality or character
    a feeling akin to terror
    the amateur is closely related to the collector
    kindred souls
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How To Use kindred In A Sentence

  • This was the only way a kindred soul could recognise you, saving you from a lonely existence.
  • The refusal to pray for an unbelieving kindred is justified, according to Mahomet, by the duty of a prophet, and the example of Abraham, who reprobated his own father as an enemy of God. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Flavin's great success, like his kindred artistic spirit Donald Judd, arises from the complex spatial awareness he creates with such industrial, apparently unartistic means.
  • The tax granted by the datary for the contracting of marriage out of the permitted seasons, is twenty carlins; and in the permitted periods, if the contracting parties are the second or third degree of kindred, it is commonly twenty-five ducats, and four for expediting the bulls; and in the fourth degree, seven tournois, one ducat, six carlins. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • How dare you call me a kindred spirit as I happily, boozily answer all the questions "b" and then suggest yoga to me in the analysis. Today's Quiz: Are You Batshit Crazy?
  • Among these patterns are those that cross-cut human and other species, creating the consubstantial kindreds known as totemic groups.
  • His real kindness was shown by genial estimates of character and liberal appreciation of the labours of others engaged in kindred studies.
  • Being a son of the wilderness, Owen Dugdale had probably never heard of the kindred terrors that used to lie in wait for the bold mariners of ancient Greece -- the rock and the whirlpool known as Scylla and Canoe Mates in Canada Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan
  • A growing constellation of kindred souls linked together there, makes it extra worthwhile.
  • When we see the _helleborus foetidus_ and _helleborus niger_ blowing at Christmas, the _helleborus hyemalis_ in January, and the _helleborus viridis_ as soon as ever it emerges out of the ground, we do not wonder, because they are kindred plants that we expect should keep pace the one with the other; but other congenerous vegetables differ so widely in their time of flowering, that we cannot but admire. The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2
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