gently gently  /ˈdʒɛnt li/


  1. (adv) in a gradual manner
  2. (adv) in a gentle manner
  3. (adv) with little weight or force



  1. The once steep banks are now grassy and gently sloping, almost parklike.
  2. These hairs, called setae, cling fast as the creature pulls up, then gently detach when it's time to take the next step.
  3. During a craniosacral session, the therapist may gently lift a person's head to allow a skull bone to shift and the normal flow of fluid to resume.


  1. UISD wants to recycle already worn uniforms

    For those who have gently used school uniforms they may have outgrown or no longer use, the United Independent School District asks that they consider donating them to help students in need.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Laredo Morning Times

  2. Editorial: FBI boss does little to reassure journalists

    FBI Director Robert Mueller's final appearance before the House Judiciary Committee before going gently into retirement wasn't exactly the send-off he might have expected a mere matter of months ago.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  3. State Bank taking book donation for kids

    Donations of new or gently used children's books are being accepted through Aug. 16 at State Bank of the Lakes locations in Antioch, Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Lake Villa, and Spring Grove, in support of Bernie's Book Bank, which provides books to children in need in the Chicago area.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Daily Herald


  1. "We came up short. We accept responsibility for that," said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. "We will not go gently. We will unleash hell here in December because we have to. We won't go in a shell, we'll go into attack mode, because that's what...
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Mike Tomlin Source: TSN

  2. "I think I came along at a kinder time in the business," Roberts said. "It wasn't about fashion, and there weren't so many media outlets, it was just kind of different. You could really cultivate your work a little more gently."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Julia Roberts Source: Washington Post

  3. "I think Rick was trying to play peacemaker, but he's just too big," Sparks coach Michael Cooper said. "I didn't see exactly what happened, but he apparently gently tried to push Lisa away."
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Michael Cooper Source: Kansas City Star

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