calmly calmly  /ˈkɑm li/


  1. (adv) with self-possession (especially in times of stress)
  2. (adv) in a sedate manner


  1. These people rather calmly followed suicide as their exit, in a very positive way, to a higher level of existence.
  2. If a shark is sighted in the area, leave the water as calmly and quickly as possible.
  3. Once inside, he tucked the papers under his shirt and calmly walked out.


  1. Former hit man John V. Martorano coolly describes a long parade of murders

    Coolly and calmly, former hit man John V. Martorano today continued to lay out a grim parade of murders in horrific, cinematic detail in his testimony in the trial of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in US District Court in Boston, Martorano has confessed to 20 murders but served only 12 years in prison after agreeing to tesitfy for the prosecution.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Only On Fox: Gun Toting Bandit Caught On Tape in Daring Robbery

    Lots of traffic and police activity, police cameras are everywhere. But that didn't stopped this armed robber from calmly walking into a Dunkin Donuts on camera Monday afternoon and sticking the place up.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 29 Philadelphia

  3. Davy Arnaud resumes training with teammates, moves closer to Montreal Impact return

    MONTREAL – As Davy Arnaud calmly answered reporters’ questions under the midday sun on Monday, Andrew Wenger started the short walk to the training ground parking and yelled, “Davy! When are you coming back?”
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports


  1. Paying his condolence to the celebrity TV anchorman, US President Barack Obama said, "He was there through wars and riots, marches and milestones, calmly telling us what we needed to know. And through it all, he never lost the integrity he gained...
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "He started yelling and cussing," Chacon said of Wade, according to a story on the Chronicle's Web site. "I'm sitting there and I said to him very calmly, 'Ed, you need to stop yelling at me. Then I stood up and said, 'You better stop yelling...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Shawn Chacon Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He did so well to put himself in a goal-scoring position," Bradley said. "Over time he'll just understand that in those spots you have a little more time and you don't have to rush anything. That ability to take that chance calmly and finish...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Bob Bradley Source: The Associated Press

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