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What do what you call kindnesses amount to -- the little things
Galusha the Magnificent Joseph Crosby Lincoln 1907
Instead, we need to honor their accomplishments, recall their kindnesses, even keep their unfulfilled dreams alive.
And if any of her kindnesses are a violation of some postal regulation, I want to state here for the record that the events related herein are entirely fictitious, and occurred in a town just two kilometers outside of Timbuktu.
grouse Diary Entry grouse 2002
You must reply that you request to be allowed to take the veil in the monastery where you have been so lovingly educated, and have received so many kindnesses, which is the simple truth.
Chapter X 1909
The affectionate sentiments which you have had the goodness to express in your letter of May the 20th, towards my dear departed daughter, have awakened in me sensibilities natural to the occasion, and recalled your kindnesses to her, which I shall ever remember with gratitude and friendship.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4 Thomas Jefferson 1784
DEAR MADAM -- The affectionate sentiments which you have had the goodness to express in your letter of May 20. towards my dear departed daughter, have awakened in me sensibilities natural to the occasion, and recalled your kindnesses to her which I shall ever remember with gratitude and friendship.
Alma recalled the kindnesses of God to Lehi and his family in the desert: "[God] has also brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem; and he has also ... delivered them out of bondage and captivity, from time to time even down to the present day" (Alma 36: 29).
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So it is with a hundred and one little "kindnesses" that people try to do for others when they are ill.
Nerves and Common Sense Annie Payson Call 1896
She refrained from uttering a suspicion inspired by her visit that there had been more 'kindnesses' on her niece's part than she could quite account for.
Beechcroft at Rockstone Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862
"kindnesses," means acts of kindness, freely bestowed.
Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1 1892-1972 1942