gently

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒɛntli/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdʒɛntli/


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gently

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. put [it] down gently
  2. gently laid him in his [crib, bed]
  3. gently took her hand
  4. gently kissed his [lips, cheek, forehead]
  5. gently touched his [arm, shoulder]
  6. touched her [arm] gently
  7. gently [pet, stroke, touch]
  8. [lifted it, put it down] gently to [make sure, avoid, prevent]
  9. please [handle, hold] it gently
  10. UK: gently does it!
  11. tell him gently about
  12. [talk, speak] to him gently
  13. gently [cleanses, cleans]
  14. gently used [clothing, cars]
  15. is in gently used condition
  16. is only gently worn
  17. gently sloping [uphill, downhill]
  18. gently rolling [hills, terrain, landscape]
  19. gently [weeping, crying]
  20. the wind blew gently [over, against]
  21. as gently as possible
  22. go gently on [them, the rations]
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