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 for In kind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kind \Kind\, n. [OE. kinde, cunde, AS. cynd. See Kind, a.]
     1. Nature; natural instinct or disposition. [Obs.]
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              He knew by kind and by no other lore. --Chaucer.
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              Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,
              Are led by kind t'admire your fellow-creature.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or
        humankind. "Come of so low a kind." --Chaucer.
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              Every kind of beasts, and of birds.   --James iii.7.
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              She follows the law of her kind.      --Wordsworth.
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              Here to sow the seed of bread,
              That man and all the kinds be fed.    --Emerson.
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     3. Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion;
        manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds
        of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of
        government; various kinds of soil, etc.
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              How diversely Love doth his pageants play,
              And snows his power in variable kinds ! --Spenser.
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              There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of
              beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. --I
                                                    Cor. xv. 39.
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              Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the
              matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not
              rich men philosophers?                --Bacon.
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     A kind of, something belonging to the class of; something
        like to; -- said loosely or slightingly.
  
     In kind, in the produce or designated commodity itself, as
        distinguished from its value in money.
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              Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
  
     Syn: Sort; species; type; class; genus; nature; style;
          character; breed; set.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  in kind
      adv 1: with something of the same kind; "she pays him back in
             kind" [syn: in kind, in a similar way]

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