Having a kind personality.
- A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.
(obsolete) Favourable; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.
* Alexander Pope
- The shade by which my life was crossed has made me kindly with my kind.
- In soft silence shed the kindly shower.
* Book of Common Prayer
- should e'er a kindlier time ensue
- the kindly fruits of the earth
* L. Andrews
- an herd of bulls whom kindly rage doth sting
- Whatsoever as the Son of God he may do, it is kindly for Him as the Son of Man to save the sons of men.
In a kind manner, out of kindness.
* 1900 , L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
- He kindly offered to take us to the station in his car.
in a favourable way.
- She was both beautiful and young to their eyes. Her hair was a rich red in color and fell in flowing ringlets over her shoulders. Her dress was pure white but her eyes were blue, and they looked kindly upon the little girl.
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Please; (used to make a polite request).
- Kindly refrain from walking on the grass.
(US) With kind acceptance; .
- Kindly move your car out of the front yard.
- I don't take kindly to threats.
- Aunt Daisy didn't take it kindly when we forgot her anniversary.
* (please) Kindly is used in a slightly more peremptory way than please. It is generally used to introduce a request with which the person addressed is expected to comply, and takes the edge off what would otherwise be a command.
* (with kind acceptance) This sense is a ; it is usually found in questions and negative statements, as in the above example sentences.
* (in a kind manner) thoughtfully
* (used to make polite requests) be so kind as to, please
From (etyl) worthy, wurthi, from (etyl) *.
having worth, merit or value
* Sir J. Davies
- These banished men that I have kept withal / Are men endued with worthy qualities.
honourable or admirable
deserving, or having sufficient worth
- This worthy' mind should ' worthy things embrace.
* Bible, Matthew iii. 11
- No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway.
- whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.
- And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know / More happiness.
- The lodging is well worthy of the guest.
a distinguished or eminent person
From (etyl) worthien, wurthien, from (etyl) .
To render or treat as worthy; exalt; revere; honour; esteem; respect; value; reward; adore.
* 1880 , Sir Norman Lockyer, Nature :
- And put upon him such a deal of man, That worthied him, got praises of the king [...]'' — Shakespeare, ''King Lear .
* 1908 , Edward Arthur Brayley Hodgetts, The court of Russia in the nineteenth century :
- After having duly paid his addresses to it, he generally spends some time on the marble slab in front of the looking-glass, but without showing the slightest emotion at the sight of his own reflection, or worthying it with a song.
* 1910 , Charles William Eliot, The Harvard classics: Beowulf :
- And it is a poor daub besides," the Emperor rejoined scornfully, as he stalked out of the gallery without worthying the artist with a look.
- No henchman he worthied by weapons, if witness his features, his peerless presence!