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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gentlyadverb

    in a gradual manner

    "a gently sloping terrain"

  2. gently, mildlyadverb

    in a gentle manner

    "he talked gently to the injured animal"

  3. lightly, softly, gentlyadverb

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

Wiktionary

  1. gentlyadverb

    in a gentle manner

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gentlyadverb

    in a gentle manner

Freebase

  1. Gently

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gently' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2485

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gently' in Adverbs Frequency: #205

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gently in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gently in a Sentence

  1. Miyuki Maruping:

    Children need role models... who can gently guide them to nature with excitement, optimism and an attitude of a lifelong learner.

  2. William Paul:

    I call it paradoxical, to put it gently, that the pope said that, when he lives behind walls that are about 40 feet high and 40 feet across, that comment hurt his credibility with my parishioners.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some people bear startling resemblance with lovely Lotus flowers that grow in the mud, and yet rise above the murkier waters as astoundingly beautiful flowers. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles doesn't stop their growth, but offers the nourishment and strength to rise above the dirt. I often think that it must be the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that makes her so unique in rising above and beyond the normal limitations. Lest we forget, not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. In my view we must strive to develop the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hate, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often encounter in the real world. Only then we'll be able to transform into eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft and supple petals one by one, to make our world most beautiful.

  4. Chrissy Teigen:

    I think I just gently played with a hornet.

  5. Prayuth Chan-ocha:

    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.

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