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adverb as in softly

adverb as in lovingly

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Bring to a rolling boil, then lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook the beans until they are tender and almost falling apart, 30 to 45 minutes.

Roasted onions, mushrooms or other vegetables, tender and caramelized, can be pureed right into the gravy and will thicken it as well as add flavor.

Continue to roast, uncovered, about 15 minutes, until the squash is very tender, the stuffing has lightly browned and the broccolini stem pieces are crisp-tender.

Inward, we were kicked and shoved for being too tender amongst our own.

Neumann had previously sued SoftBank when it terminated a $3 billion tender offer in which he was set to sell many of his WeWork shares.

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I held it in my arms until the alarm in the safe rang harshly, and then tenderly, proudly, I replaced it and shut the steel doors.

I first glimpsed 11-year-old Yussef Mohamed tenderly cleaning the face of someone wounded.

Not since Bill Clinton has the middle class been so tenderly wooed.

The models walked with a fistful of red roses, tenderly tossing them onto the bed-bound boys as they turned a corner.

He and Rosemary kiss tenderly as Blue is handcuffed behind his back and taken out of the cell.

Women pitied him, and gazed at him tenderly, wondering if a man could look like that for anything save the loss of a sweetheart.

The dear old creature p. 42was really shocked at our backsliding; but she nursed Tom very tenderly all the same.

The men lift his body tenderly and carry it to the place where the tame buffaloes have been left.

Sick with jealousy and spite, she bowed as she passed, trying to look eighteen, and tenderly reproachful.

But most of them remembered tenderly the first school society of which they had been members.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tenderly, such as: carefully, delicately, gently, gingerly, lightly, and mildly.

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