anything of the kind

anything of the kind

Anything that is similar, close to, or like what was said or is in question. (Usually used in a negative formation.) I don't know why you think I agreed to pay you a hundred dollars—I didn't say anything of the kind. I believe you about what you saw, but I honestly don't recall anything of the kind ever occurring here!
See also: anything, kind, of
References in classic literature ?
There is not the least necessity for doing anything of the kind," said Marian.
though you do not recognize) a Fourth Dimension, which is not colour nor brightness nor anything of the kind, but a true Dimension, although I cannot point out to you its direction, nor can you possibly measure it.
How is it that we women don't want anything of the kind, don't need it?
Well, do you think I could believe anything of the kind, - whatever the Wilsons and Millwards dared to whisper?
I do not advise you to do anything of the kind, monseigneur.
Don't you adopt anything of the kind, my dear young shy friend.
I do remember now being with you, and seeing him as well as the rest -- but that we were ever alone for five minutes -- However, it is not worth arguing about, for whatever might pass on his side, you must be convinced, by my having no recollection of it, that I never thought, nor expected, nor wished for anything of the kind from him.
Hayward was the last person he would have expected to do anything of the kind.
If I had heard anything of the kind, I should have thought it my duty to tell you.
I told him that it was absurd--that I knew you thoroughly and that you were incapable of anything of the kind.
In a general light, private theatricals are open to some objections, but as we are circumstanced, I must think it would be highly injudicious, and more than injudicious to attempt anything of the kind.
Winkle was far too wise to do anything of the kind, in skates.
I don't suppose anything of the kind,' returned Joe.
He said he had never heard of a man in his right mind doing anything of the kind.
Still it was a ghastly sight, and one from which we were glad to escape; indeed, I never remember anything of the kind that affected me more than seeing those gallant soldiers thus put out of pain by the red-handed medicine men, except, indeed, on one occasion when, after an attack, I saw a force of Swazis burying their hopelessly wounded /alive/.