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    Post a kindly, humorous

    What does "kindly, humorous sense" here mean?

    In an excellent pen-portrait, Mr. David Gow has said of Vale Owen: The tall, thin figure of the minister, his pale, ascetic face lit by large eyes, luminous with tenderness and humour, his modest bearing, his quiet words charged with the magnetism of sympathy, all these revealed in full measure what manner of man he is. They disclosed a soul of rare devotion kept sane and sweet by a kindly, humorous sense and a practical outlook on the world. He seemed to be charged more with the spirit of Erasmus or of Melanchthon than of the bluff Luther. Perhaps the Church needs no Luthers to-day.

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Re: a kindly, humorous

    In this context sense means character or personality. This meaning of sense is very old-fashioned and vanishingly rare nowadays.

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    Re: a kindly, humorous

    Thread moved.

    Jacob, you've been asked to post such questions in this forum not in Ask a Teacher.

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