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Definitions of gently

  1. in a gentle manner; "he talked gently to the injured animal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Kindly; mildly; softly; slowly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. Softly; tenderly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gently

  1. " Why, no," said Hobb gently we will go when you like. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  2. " Think," she said gently how young she was!" – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman