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synonyms for softly

  • delicately
  • faintly
  • gently
  • gingerly
  • quietly
  • smoothly
  • tenderly
  • agilely
  • airily
  • breezily
  • carelessly
  • daintily
  • gradually
  • nimbly
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How to use softly in a sentence

By 2011, Danlan had become so popular that Ma could no longer keep his identity a secret, which the softly spoken 43-year-old now calls “a blessing in disguise.”
'ALL DISCRIMINATION COMES FROM IGNORANCE.' MEET THE CHINESE EX-COP CREATING A GLOBAL LGBTQ+ COMMUNITYCHARLIE CAMPBELL / BEIJINGJUNE 25, 2021TIME
This is because data protection agencies have mostly taken a softly-softly approach to bringing sites into compliance.
EUROPE’S COOKIE CONSENT RECKONING IS COMINGNATASHA LOMASMAY 31, 2021TECHCRUNCH
Movie theaters have been closed or, when softly reopened in pre-vaccine times, reserved exclusively for crazy people comfortable sitting in an enclosed space with strangers eating popcorn.
YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY GO BACK TO THE MOVIES. I DID. AND CRIED. (A LOT.)KEVIN FALLONMAY 28, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Although the man was paralyzed from the neck down, he imagined writing letters softly with his hand.
BRAIN IMPLANTS TURN IMAGINED HANDWRITING INTO TEXT ON A SCREENANUSHREE DAVEMAY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It then turned itself sideways in a “belly flop” maneuver and headed back to Earth before righting itself, reigniting its engines and touching down softly.
ELON MUSK’S SPACEX LANDS STARSHIP SPACECRAFT IN FIRST FULL SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHTCHRISTIAN DAVENPORTMAY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He makes sure the massage rooms are clean and stocked, that the right calming soundtrack of woodwinds and nature sounds is playing softly, and he handles the taxes, the schedules and just about anything else needed.
FOR ASIANS LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATLANTA KILLINGS, ANGER AND 'JUST THIS CONSTANT FEAR'JANELL ROSS/ATLANTAMARCH 19, 2021TIME
The spacecraft then righted itself, refired its three engines and touched down softly in a cloud of dust and smoke.
ELON MUSK’S SPACEX STARSHIP ROCKET LANDS SUCCESSFULLY BUT THEN EXPLODESCHRISTIAN DAVENPORTMARCH 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Just five people milled about, listening to “The Star-Spangled Banner” playing softly.
AIRBNB TO CANCEL ALL D.C. RESERVATIONS DURING INAUGURATION WEEK AS SECURITY IN THE CITY IS TIGHTENEDEMILY DAVIES, MICHAEL BRICE-SADDLER, MARISSA LANG, JUSTIN JOUVENALJANUARY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As it nears the ground, it should be slow enough for a short flip-and-landing burn to touch down softly on the pad.
SPACEX STARSHIP PROTOTYPE EXPLODED, BUT IT’S STILL A GIANT LEAP TOWARDS MARSHUGH HUNTDECEMBER 17, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
It was my first time alone with her, and it was so quiet I could hear her softly breathing.
EVERY THANKSGIVING, MY MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY IS RECALLING MEMORABLE, PERSONAL MOMENTSBOB BRODYNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO SOFTLY

  • beautifully
  • cautiously
  • daintily
  • deftly
  • elegantly
  • exquisitely
  • fastidiously
  • finely
  • gracefully
  • lightly
  • precisely
  • sensitively
  • skillfully
  • softly
  • subtly
  • tactfully
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