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Definition of Kindred


  1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.
  2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other.
  3. Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.

Kindred Quotations

The older I get, the more I realize how rare it is to meet a kindred spirit.
Ethan Hawke

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Jane Porter

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
Alan Watts

What friends or kindred can be so close and intimate as the powers of our soul, which, whether we will or no, must ever bear us company?
Saint Teresa of Avila

And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You'll note there's no science in it. It's a kind of grim fantasy.
Octavia Butler
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Kindred Translations

kindred in German is verwandt, gleichartig, verwandt
kindred in Norwegian is slektskap, beslektet