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What is another word for gently?

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In a light, delicate or mild manner
“Carol gently touched the scar on his cheek. It was three inches long and ran from the outside corner of his eye toward the corner of his mouth.”
In a kind or considerate manner
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“He noticed her worn and anxious look, and gently asked if she was in trouble.”
In a way or manner that is pleasing
(of speech or voice) In soft tones
“She was a shy person who spoke with a gentle tone.”
Progressing steadily or by degrees over time
At a slow speed
Adverb for delicate or soothing in effect or degree
“She heard his gentle and comforting voice call out to her.”
Adverb for mild or moderate in effect or degree
“A little while later, there was a gentle knock on the door.”
(of an animal) Adverb for tame or domesticated
“Her pet dog was gentle and loved playing with children.”
(archaic, of a person) Adverb for having the characteristics attributed to noble birth
“My guests were gentle folk with a refined etiquette.”
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