Definitions

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  • adv. In a calming manner.

Etymologies

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calming +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Okay, it's yet another 'time management' title in the style of Diner Dash, but this one's stylishly presented with nice touchscreen implementation and a calmingly rhythmic structure.

    Ten essential Google Android games

  • Judge Sotomayor, as she has been throughout the hearing, is unflappable, calmingly asking the Chairman only for permission to continue an extremely detailed answer to a question about a "tough on crime" ruling she issued in a child pornography case.

    Doug Kendall: Liveblogging the Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing (Day 3)

  • I spoke quietly, calmingly, easing closer to him as I did so.

    Renegade's Magic

  • He just needs me to prove to him that this isn't going to work, that's all, Kellen told himself calmingly.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • 'Well ¦ no,' I assured her calmingly, and asked where I could find Kris.

    Second Wind

  • Gently, calmingly, Meleager changed his grip to a protective caress.

    Funeral Games

  • DYSART calmingly: Mr Strang, exactly how informed do you judge your son to be about sex?

    EQUUS

  • Niebeldingk tapped the youth's shoulder calmingly.

    The Indian Lily and Other Stories

  • The lights are gold, the darkness is soothing, the words are travelling at a pace so steady it is almost calmingly hypnotic - until you start to read what they say.

    The Guardian World News

  • But somehow, I can’t wait to get on the bed in my house so that I could lie beside my wife and that noisy curious half Persian half Burmese eating-machine moving rug that meows loudly when hungry and purrs calmingly when caressed.

    fengh Diary Entry

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