Stir the chestnuts into the lamb juices with the tomatoes and dressing, and warm over a gentle heat.
He was so gentle, making love to every syllable, just audible.
But it was the gentle, spiritual side of his nature that I related to most.
I would read that book and think, ‘what a gentle telling of this city and its madness this is.’
Wales fostered a loose system of collective management, in which he played guide and gentle prodder but not boss.
There was intensity and pathos in the question, and trouble in the gentle eyes.
On a rock, amid the roaring water, Lies Cassiopea's gentle daughter.
Could there be any fitter resting-place for that most, weary, and gentle spirit?
A gentle strain of music, scarcely audible, seemed to make reply.
Only that gentle tapping of the knuckles, and that far-off look.
early 13c., "well-born," from Old French gentil "high-born, noble, of good family" (11c., in Modern French "nice, graceful, pleasing; fine pretty"), from Latin gentilis "of the same family or clan," from gens (genitive gentis) "race, clan," from root of gignere "beget," from PIE root *gen- "produce" (see genus). Sense of "gracious, kind" (now obsolete) first recorded late 13c.; that of "mild, tender" is 1550s. Older sense remains in gentleman.