from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Middle English forms of kindred.


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  • But I rather stand in feare, that if I forsake her in such peremptory sort, her kinred and friends will bestow her on some other, and so she is utterly lost, without all possible meanes of recovery.

    The Decameron 2004

  • These newes were highly displeasing to the Father of Sophronia, who with hir kinred, as also those of

    The Decameron 2004

  • And because in the opinion of her parents and neerest kinred, the time for her deliverance was yet so farre off, as the Infant within her, wanted much of a perfect creature: they made the lesse mourning; but in the next Church, as also the vault belonging to her Ancestors, they gave her buriall very speedily.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Afterward, they made preparation for a princely and magnificent feast, as the Marquesse did the like, for a marriage of extraordinary state and qualitie, inviting all his kinred, friends, and acquaintance in all parts and Provinces, about him.

    The Decameron 2004

  • They which tarried, when they were gone, considering partly on the reasons alleadged by Titus, and partly terrified by his latest speeches; became induced, to like well of his alliance and amitie, as (with common consent) they concluded: that it was much better to accept Titus as their kinsman (seeing Gisippus had made manifest refusall thereof) than to lose the kinred of the one, and procure the hatred of the other.

    The Decameron 2004

  • It chanced within some few months after, that the kinred of

    The Decameron 2004

  • And vnto these feasts he inuiteth all his Barons, his stage-players, and all such as are of his kinred.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric 2004

  • We therefore went on towards the East, seeing nothing but heauen and earth, and sometimes the sea on our right hand, called the Sea of Tanais, and the sepulchres of the Comanians, which appeared vnto vs two leagues off, in which places they were wont to burie their kinred altogether.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253. 2004

  • At the ending wherof (as it hapneth in al things else) Chremes died, whereat both the young Gentlemen conceived such hearty griefe, as if he had bin their common father; nor could the kinred of Chremes discerne, which of the two had most need of comfort, the losse touched them so equally.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Theeves intended to hang him, in malice to his name and kinred, from which hard fate he hath happily escaped.

    The Decameron 2004


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