Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Quietly; peacefully; without passion, agitation, tumult, disturbance, or violence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a calm manner.

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  • adverb In a calm manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with self-possession (especially in times of stress)
  • adverb in a sedate manner

Etymologies

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calm +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The cop who can deal with all that BS calmly is truly remarkable and should be recognized as such. morning fizzy

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  • Paquin calmly flays him with words; she makes it clear that this is not something she'll put up with and that he needs to get his head on straight and get on with it.

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  • But Tomlin calmly rallied his troops for a championship-winning drive in the final minute.

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  • Augustin calmly sank all three shots, then hit four more in the final 42 seconds OT to extend his team record to 42 consecutive made free throws.

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  • The Calgary captain calmly swept in his 14th goal with a smooth backhander.

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  • Despite comments from the Grizzlies 'Hakim Warrick about handling the pressure, Martin calmly made a pair of free throws with 7.6 seconds left.

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  • DiPietro flashed his pad to stop the shot, but Brylin calmly lifted in the rebound at 12: 26.

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  • I started in calmly, talked about the fact that in the last year I felt a drastic decline in communication.

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  • I started in calmly, talked about the fact that in the last year I felt a drastic decline in communication.

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  • 'She received me haughtily: she meted out a wide space between us, and kept me aloof by the reserved gesture, the rare and alienated glance, the word calmly civil.'

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

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