not take kindly to


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The coach did not take kindly to the school district's demands that he discontinue his constitutionally dubious activities.
Pointing fingers at others is the opposite of looking into our own faults, and YHWH does not take kindly to those who fail to honestly assess their situation.
But let me admit my mind does not take kindly to the idea of year 2000 or even 1000.