Definitions for gently
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word gently.
in a gradual manner
"a gently sloping terrain"
in a gentle manner
"he talked gently to the injured animal"
lightly, softly, gentlyadverb
with little weight or force
"she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
in a gentle manner
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from gentle.
My mistress gently chides the fault I made. Dryden.
The mischiefs that come by inadvertency, or ignorance, are but very gently to be taken notice of. John Locke.
When most struck home, being gently warded, craves
A noble cunning. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
In the same island a sort of great bat, as men lie asleep with their legs naked, will suck their blood at a wound so gently made as not to awake them. Nehemiah Grew, Musæum.
In a manner that is soft, mild, tender, or moderate in intensity. It often refers to an action done with care or without harshness, violence, or forcefulness.
in a gentle manner
Gently is the title of the ninth studio album by artist Liza Minnelli. It was released im May 1996. The album was nominated for one Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 1997.
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Rank popularity for the word 'gently' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2485
Rank popularity for the word 'gently' in Adverbs Frequency: #205
The numerical value of gently in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of gently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
It is OK, just gently take them away, we will definitely take care of them, this just makes things more difficult if we don't understand each other.
In relation to drunk fans it will be as it is anywhere else, anyone who is rowdy, anyone who breaches the law, will be very gently - depending on how they react - taken care of in a manner to make sure that people are not disrupting the public order, everyone will be able to have fun and be exposed to Qatari culture.
The oil price is creeping up gently, we see it coming back and we have heavy helicopters on order from 2017 onwards.
These political meetings will not only help the stability in the post-election period but will also help to gently transform into a new political ground.
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Translations for gently
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- suaumentCatalan, Valencian
- mansamente, suaveSpanish
- vienosti, lempeästi, hellävaroen, hellävaraisestiFinnish
- dolcemente, sordamente, blandamente, soavemente, gentilmente, delicatamenteItalian
- leniter, leneLatin
- voorzichtig, zachtjes, zachtaardigDutch
- łagodnie, delikatniePolish
- нежно, nježno, nežno, њежноSerbo-Croatian
- آہستہ سےUrdu
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