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 for gently
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gently \Gen"tly\, adv.
     In a gentle manner.
     [1913 Webster]
           My mistress gently chides the fault I made. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in a gradual manner; "a gently sloping terrain"
      2: in a gentle manner; "he talked gently to the injured animal"
         [syn: gently, mildly]
      3: with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the
         forehead" [syn: lightly, softly, gently]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "gently":
     a la sourdine, cautiously, circumspectly, compliantly, crawlingly,
     creepingly, deliberately, delicately, dilatorily, dimly, easily,
     faintly, falteringly, feebly, haltingly, hushedly, idly,
     in low gear, in march time, in slow motion, in slow tempo,
     indolently, languidly, languorously, leisurely, like a lamb,
     limpingly, lingeringly, loiteringly, low, meekly, mildly,
     moderately, pacifically, peaceably, pianissimo, piano, pokily,
     pokingly, quietly, relaxedly, reluctantly, slow, slowly,
     sluggishly, softly, sordamente, sordo, subduedly, submissively,
     tamely, tarryingly, tenderly, tentatively, under easy sail,
     unhurriedly, weakly, with agonizing slowness, with deliberation

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