Synonyms for gently

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She arose, gently placed his arm on the couch, and looked upon his face.

They gently raised him, bolstered him with pillows, and told him he had long been ill.

Tibble saw that he was like one in another world, and gently led him away.

Aunt Jane approached a degree nearer the equator, and said, gently, "I fear I do."

"I wish it would," she said, gently, and then went on with her own thoughts while he was silent.

"You cannot," said Philip, putting her gently aside, while she shrank from his touch.

Mr. Fleurant, gently, if you please; if you go on like that, no one will wish to be unwell.

Together they succeeded in getting him into the buggy; then, gently, Mike drove to the house.

He was no bungler to attempt other than the most gently delicate methods.

He put her from him gently, turned away and walked quickly from the house.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "befitting one of gentle rank," from gentle + -ly (2). Meaning "quietly, softly" is from 1550s.

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gradually

adverbhappening slowly, evenly
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