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Part of speech: Adverb

Softly; tenderly.

Usage examples "gently":
  • " I couldn't," he said gently. - "The Cattle-Baron's Daughter", Harold Bindloss.
  • You put it very gently. - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • " That was wise, Harrigan," Steve told him slowly- far too gently. - "Then I'll Come Back to You", Larry Evans.