from The Century Dictionary.
- In a tender manner.
- Kindly; with pity or affection; fondly.
- With a keen sense of pain; keenly; bitterly.
- Delicately; effeminately: as, a child tenderly reared.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a tender manner; with tenderness; mildly; gently; softly; in a manner not to injure or give pain; with pity or affection; kindly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb In a
tendermanner; gently; sweetly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb with tenderness; in a tender manner
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Ginny applied it to her skin tenderly, asking "Do you stay in touch with all those kids?"
Then Freleng kissed Hannah again tenderly with all the love he could imply in that simple gesture.
He said the name tenderly, with an inflection he had never used before.
There I saw the garden, and Marie walking up and down, but still I did not recognise her; she came forward, smiling, and held out her arms to me calling tenderly: “Therese, dear little Therese!”
He breathed the word tenderly, reverently and she felt the blessing and the wonder of the love of this great simple-hearted man.
To say that every object far or near was visible as distinctly as by day, yet more tenderly, is to say nothing.
But, as he smiled at her, with the tears in his eyes, speaking her name tenderly, her frightened look relaxed, and she remained staring at him with the shrinking furtive expression of a quite young child.
Her words began harshly, but ended with his name tenderly, pitifully uttered.
Perhaps Mrs. Rossitur thought so, for, again tenderly kissing her before she left the room, she told Hugh to take off her things and make her feel at home.
There I saw the garden, and Marie walking up and down, but still I did not recognise her; she came forward, smiling, and held out her arms to me calling tenderly: "Therese, dear little