take kindly to love


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be willing or inclined to accept


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  • "I do not think the king would take kindly to hearing his accounting called Domesday," Geoffrey said.

    Gentle Warrior

  • Vaudreuil shows that he did not take kindly to the employment of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The Warders said there were six or seven thousand in Mat's Band now, more than she remembered from Cairhien, and a considerable number, if not nearly so many as those two captured men claimed, but Bryne's soldiers truly would not take kindly to Dragonsworn.

    Lord of Chaos

  • Dibble did not take kindly to this demonstration of the lost art of bunting, and nailed Dascenzo in the legs with the ball as he was running to first.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • I was never a prushun, for I did not take kindly to possession.

    Road-Kids and Gay-Cats

  • A man who utterly despised the scenery of the Hebrides as compared with Greenwich Park or Charing Cross, would hardly take kindly to the Ossianesque version of the mountain passion.

    Samuel Johnson

  • Great quantities of these shell-fish could be gathered in the bay near at hand, but the mountain Indians, who had heretofore lived on the flesh of mammal, did not take kindly to mollusks, and, indeed, ate the shell - fish only as a last resort.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Aside from the fact that she was wearing me to a shadow, I needed no encumbrances in Taipingdom; by all ac-counts they were a strait-laced lot who mightn't take kindly to a bandit mistress, and I couldn't afford to lose face.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Psychiatry has largely bought into the drugs-instead-of-understanding paradigm and may not take kindly to my questioning the mad-scientist approach to dealing with emotional problems.



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