Synonyms for softly

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Antonyms for softly

  • uncarefully
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“Fair and softly,” said the printer with something of a smile.

He turned her face up to his own again, and softly kissed her wet eyes.

Then, still softly and swiftly, he lifted the saddle from its peg and put it on its back.

"It certainly is nice to be liked," returned Kathleen softly.

She went about looking at things, curious, touching them softly as if they were sacred.

She said, softly, (and again called me dear,) she was pleased with all I did.

Then softly and quickly she opened the door of the room and went in.

He had come in softly, and she had neither seen nor heard him.

"Now I believe so, also," said her mother, and softly wiped her eyes.

He put his hand paternally upon my knee, and patted it softly.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "gently," from soft (adj.) + -ly (2).

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