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  • adj. comparative form of gentle: more gentle

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Time was, that word was so inflammatory as to need a euphemism: fib was the slang gentler, prevarication the bookish term.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • When trout are surface feeding in gentler currents near subtle cutbanks, cast a dry fly down and accross.

    Big Trout Hideouts

  • My friends wished me to go to the south, for I have always loved the sunshine, and there my little daughter died, and perhaps death will there come to me in gentler shape.

    The Tapestry Room: A Child's Romance

  • The change of scene operated to a great degree as I expected; after a year's absence, Perdita returned in gentler and more docile mood to Windsor.

    I.10

  • NGUYEN: So while British soldiers are praised for their so - called gentler approach to the policing the region, Shiites insists their presence creates targets for attackers.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2006

  • Show me that rose, or but one leaf of it, were it withered as my heart is — if it should be in my fiercest and wildest movements of rage against a hateful world, still it will recall gentler thoughts to my bosom, and perhaps afford happier prospects to thine.

    The Black Dwarf

  • Attractions begin in that way, sometimes, where the gentler is the stronger, the frailer, the dominant character; and the root is in the feminine instinct to care for, develop, and make the most of what palpably needs a protectorate.

    The Firing Line

  • Show me that rose, or but one leaf of it, were it withered as my heart is --- if it should be in my fiercest and wildest movements of rage against a hateful world, still it will recall gentler thoughts to my bosom, and perhaps afford happier prospects to thine.

    The Black Dwarf

  • More than that: the more fully the communal possession of land has been maintained, the better and the gentler are the habits.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • They had very scanty ideas either of religion or civilization, but were not idolaters, and had a good many of what Judson calls the gentler virtues of savages, though their habits were lazy and dirty.

    Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field

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