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kind-hearted (comparative more kind-hearted or kinder-hearted, superlative most kind-hearted or kindest-hearted)

  1. Alternative form of kindhearted
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “A Discovery”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 209:
      "My dear Lavinia," exclaimed he, earnestly, "you wrong yourself; you are far too kind-hearted to have any satisfaction in the shame and misery to which keeping back those letters will inevitably expose Lady Marchmont!"
    • 1871 October 7, [Edmund Yates], “Castaway. [] Book II. Chapter III. The General Manager.”, in Charles Dickens, Jun., editor, All the Year Round: [], volume VI, number 149, London, page 435, column 2:
      A tall, thin, fair-haired man Parkinson, with blonde whiskers and light blue eyes, of a benevolent expression, like a weak-minded fox; held in thraldom by a stout, over-dressed wife; churchwarden of his parish, and firmly believed by his vicar to be one of the most conscientious and kindest-hearted of men.
    • 1897 August 26 (indicated as 1898), G[eorge] A[lfred] Henty, “Promotion”, in With Frederick the Great: A Story of the Seven Years’ War, London, Glasgow, Dublin: Blackie & Son, [], page 73:
      She came down the grand staircase with four of her maids behind her—for a notice had been sent half an hour before of his coming—prepared, no doubt, to meet a stiff and haughty king; but though Frederick can be every inch a king when he chooses, there is, as you know, no kinder-hearted man alive.
    • 1923, Warwick Deeping, The Secret Sanctuary[1], e-artnow, published 2021:
      The pater is the kindest-hearted old soul, but there are times when he hates me.
    • 1938, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, translated by Emily Anderson, “Mozart to his Father”, in The Letters of Mozart & His Family: [], volume III, London: Macmillan and Co., [], pages 1167–1168:
      But the middle one, my good, dear Constanze, is the martyr of the [Weber] family and, probably for that very reason, is the kindest-hearted, the cleverest and, in short, the best of them all.
    • 1959, Jean Plaidy [pseudonym; Eleanor Alice Burford], “Choiseul and Madame du Barry”, in The Road to Compiègne (The French Revolution Series), London: Pan Books Ltd, published 1972, →ISBN, page 294:
      ‘You are very different from Madame de Pompadour. She would never have allowed the Duchesse de Gramont to come back to Court.’ / ‘Oh . . . the Pompadour. I could never be like her, so what’s the use of trying? I can only be what I am.’ / ‘The kindest-hearted lady in the world,’ said Louis.