Definitions of gently

  1.   with little weight or force; " she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
  2.   In a gentle manner.
  3.   in a gradual manner; " a gently sloping terrain"
  4.   Softly; tenderly.
  5.   Kindly; mildly; softly; slowly.
  6.   in a gentle manner; " he talked gently to the injured animal"

Quotes of gently

  1. You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right. – Phil Crosby
  2. He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door. – Alexandre Dumas
  3. You have to treat people gently because we're all in a process. What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don't know that until you get there. – Amy Grant
  4. Treat the other man's faith gently it is all he has to believe with. – Henry S. Haskins
  5. Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently but it's always hard. – William Hurt
  6. I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more. – Alice James
  7. My life as a working theorist began three months after this preliminary study and background reading, when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem. – Rudolph A. Marcus
  8. There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath. – Herman Melville
  9. God works powerfully, but for the most part gently and gradually. – John Newton
  10. I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench. – Satchel Paige
  11. Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. – Jean Paul
  12. Trotsky rises to give me his hand, then sits at his desk, gently allowing his regard to light on my person. – Georges Simenon
  13. Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you- gently with love, and hand your life back to you. – Tennessee Williams

Usage examples for gently

  1. It was let down as gently as possible, and soon left far behind. ” – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. “ " There is no school near enough for that, I'm afraid," the minister said, gently – Rebecca Mary by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  3. Let us deal gently with him." ” – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  4. “ I know what it is, she said gently unreproachfully; it's that girl, Carolyn June. ” – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  5. “ No, Little Man, the Ramblin' Kid said gently this ain't your turn. ” – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  6. “ " He was my good friend in many dark days," he answered gently – The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump
  7. “ " You must lie still and try to sleep," she said gently – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  8. “ No." " Gently I mean." ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. You see I tell you the whole truth, said Georgina, gently – Georgina's Reasons by Henry James
  10. He shook his head gently being too weak to reply. ” – Fighting the Whales by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. “ " My son," he said, gently – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  12. “ " You ought to write a book about him," she went on gently – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  13. “ " I won't ask you to tell me now, Beatrice," he said gently – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  14. At length Mrs. Adams said gently Now, Polly, tell me all about it." ” – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  15. “ " Think," she said gently how young she was!" ” – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. “ " I fear," rejoined Considine gently that it is true. ” – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. He raised his hand to her gently – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  18. Captain Dieppe gently waved the letter aside. ” – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  19. “ Coburn put his arm around her and smiled gently – The Invaders by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  20. “ " Why, no," said Hobb gently we will go when you like. ” – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon

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