He dashes in a few drops of bitters, and then gently crushes the sugar with a muddler.
Business concluded, he took her gently but firmly by the arm and led her out: she was his next appointment.
He encouraged the boy to express his opinions, gently correcting him when he was wrong.
Instead, like Washington, he gently faded from power and allowed his country to evolve toward democracy.
gently patting him all over, the fighters look for the bullet hole.
gently he disengaged himself from the arms her ladyship now flung about him.
She arose, gently placed his arm on the couch, and looked upon his face.
Her eyes were averted, and she withdrew her hand quietly but gently, as not upbraiding him.
They gently raised him, bolstered him with pillows, and told him he had long been ill.
Neutralise hydrosulphocyanic acid with ammonia, and gently evaporate the solution to dryness, by the heat of a water bath.
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.