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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calmlyadverb

    with self-possession (especially in times of stress)

    "he spoke calmly to the rioting students"

  2. sedately, calmlyadverb

    in a sedate manner


  1. calmlyadverb

    In a calm manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Calmlyadverb

    Etymology: from calm.

    In nature, things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place; so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm. Francis Bacon, Essays, №. 11.

    His curled brows
    Frown on the gentle stream, which calmly flows. John Denham.

    The nymph did like the scene appear,
    Serenely pleasant, calmly fair;
    Soft fell her words, as flew the air. Matthew Prior.


  1. calmly

    Calmly is an adverb that describes doing something in a quiet, serene or composed manner, without showing agitation or excitement. It often refers to a tranquil or peaceful state of mind, or a gentle and relaxed approach when handling a situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calmlyadverb

    in a calm manner

Editors Contribution

  1. calmlyadverb

    In a calm manner

    They work together calmly with respect and they are a married couple who love each other to the depth of their souls

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calmly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calmly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of calmly in a Sentence

  1. Dan Recht:

    As the video clearly shows, he acted calmly and like a gentleman, even in the face of an unjust stop. There was no justice for him to obstruct.

  2. Ulysses S. Grant:

    .. it is desirable that they should be approached calmly, without prejudice, hate, or sectional pride, remembering that the greatest good to the greatest number is the object to be attained.

  3. Bharavi:

    Success is like a lovely woman, wooed by many men, but folded in the arms of him alone who, free from over-zeal, firmly persists and calmly perseveres.

  4. Steve Vickers:

    I suggest we look very carefully and calmly at this case before we afford this incident too much priority or seek to amend the Hong Kong threat profile, the timing of the arrests is obviously of interest: especially in this politically charged week before the LegCo vote.

  5. Jair Bolsonaro:

    You can talk to me all you want, you can talk all you want. There's no problem. Why this aggressiveness ? because when I talk to you, sir, calmly, when I went there, I was forbidden to go in there again to talk calmly with you, sir.

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