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.' What would you say to such a visitor?
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. At the hospital men were going out now in numbers; the Government was glad to get anyone who was qualified; and others, going out as troopers, wrote home that they had been put on hospital work as soon as it was learned that they were medical students.
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. Know you?
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. It would shew great want of feeling on my father's account, absent as he is, and in some degree of constant danger; and it would be imprudent, I think, with regard to Maria, whose situation is a very delicate one, considering everything, extremely delicate."
Winkle was far too wise to do anything of the kind, in skates.
The Hungarian civic government will never sacrifice any of its national communities on the altar of the daily interests of imperial power politics, and would likewise never expect anything of the kind from other states, Gergely Gulys, the Minister heading the Prime Ministers Office said on Monday at the ceremonial inauguration of the Reformed church of Palgykomorc (Palad-Komarivtsi), near Ungvr (Uzhhorod), refurbished from grants provided by the Hungarian government.
"But we will not do anything of the kind. It is obvious that the list includes almost all current state officials, as well as major businessmen involved in nearly every field of the Russian economy," the Prime Minister pointed out.
One focus of the report is the school run, which it states 'has ceased to be anything of the kind.'.