- r with low volume
she spoke quietly to the child
- r with little or no sound
the class was listening quietly and intently
she was crying quietly
- r with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
her hands rested quietly in her lap
the rock star was quietly led out the back door
- r in a restful manner
- To us, its lyrics evoked a feeling that we must never again stand by quietly while those ignorant of and casual about war lead us into another one and then mismanage the conduct of .
- But he did pry open a taboo, quietly arguing that quality rather than quantity was his measure of a happy life.
- For someone interested in quietly leading a terrorist's life, the rainy Indonesian hamlet of Cijeruk is a nice place to settle down.
- John Warner in Chicago Tribune
During an announcement at the University of Virginia, his law school alma mater, Warner said: "You've given me my best shot, and I'm quietly going to step aside and make way for others."
- Jim McCrery in USA Today
Democrats are quietly but very assuredly paving the way for a massive, economy-choking, tax increase,said Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La.
- Al Sharpton in FOXNews
It would almost be unthinkable for a man who lived such a sensational life to go away quietly,Sharpton said in an interview from Georgia, where he was making funeral arrangements with Brown's children.