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See definition of gently on Dictionary.com
  • adv.quietly and softly
  • adv.kindly

synonyms for gently

  • lightly
  • mildly
  • smoothly
  • blandly
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Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
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It’s running wide and gentle — the Green, like the Colorado, is taxed heavily upstream for irrigation, plus it hasn’t rained here since July — and we wade into the bracing water to scrub away the trail dust.
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Though they’re miniature cabbages, they’re not as sturdy as the larger variety, and benefit from more gentle care.
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A more expansive patagium gives a colugo extra “wing area,” which lifts and slows the animal, allowing a gentler descent than other gliders, Byrnes says.
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Add the garlic, mustard and paprika and, whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
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“The Duke Who Didn’t” Chloe, a perfectionist who someday might check off the last item on her to-do list, is determined to resist gentle, charming Jeremy, who adores her and wants to marry her.
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This variation offers similar benefits to other deadlift variations, but it’s gentler on the back because you’re not pulling the weight off the floor with every rep.
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It featured a lot of blue—the sky, mountains, a lake—gentle brown woods, hikers, deer, and George Washington.
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The gentlest answer — that you are so pleased to be introduced, but that Aunt Rose was unaware that you are not looking to date right now — is difficult to use when you are registered on a dating site.
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