Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As one of good family or condition.
- In a gentle manner; softly; with tenderness; without rudeness or harshness.
- Gradually; without a bruptness or steepness: as, a gently swelling hill.
- adv. in a gentle manner
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a gentle manner.
- gentle + -ly (Wiktionary)
“When the engines compensated for the lost tube, the descent was more leisurely, and the ship settled gently -- well, not exactly _gently_ -- on the surface of Eisberg.”
“If the arm, hand, or wrist be sprained, rub gently the upper spinal region with warm olive oil, continuing the rubbing _gently_ down the arm to the injured part (_see_ Rubbing) until the whole shoulder and arm glow with comfortable warmth.”
“She had to shake me awake, saying my name gently, telling me that we were home.”
“They led him quite gently from the cache, which he forgot to close.”
“Especially when it results in gently melancholic mood pieces being turned into semi-tragic arias.”
“I look to see if she's joking but she isn't and I explain gently why that wouldn't be appropriate – if only because several of our friends would die laughing.”
“Add the chocolate and whisk it in gently until it is melted and the custard is smooth.”
“Easing in gently, here's a short list: Susan Hill's two best books of the year (one fiction, one non-fiction).”
“They break themselves in gently before graduating to the hard-core mind-blowing stuff.”
“It's easy to imagine that everything in my life is wonderful; that I walk down the street as rose petals fall gently from the sky.”
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