Synonyms for quietly
- in a low voice
- in a whisper
- in low tones
- in silence
- sotto voce
- under one's breath
Antonyms for quietly
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIETLY
"I can't quite agree with you there," said the lawyer, quietly.
Yes, Stephen himself it was, who had quietly walked into the court.
She quietly yielded, but her color came and went, and her lips moved as if to speak.
He is not a great preacher, but he is quietly earnest and instructive.
"I think you were right about the holy children," she said quietly.
"Raise two more mantlets by the poop-lanthorn," said Sir Nigel quietly.
She set the candle on the floor, and put in the key as quietly as she could.
"I have something to tell you, Mr. Gilder," she said, quietly.
"To-morrow morning, then," he said quietly, and went out the door.
"I guess you know I've been crazy about him," she said quietly.
c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *qwi- "rest" (cf. Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."
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