Gentleness


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Gentleness

Brown, Matilda
meek, mild heroine. [Br. Lit.: Cranford]
Casper
the Friendly Ghost meek little ghost who desires only to make friends. [Comics: Horn, 162]
Cordelia
gentle daughter of Lear. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
Eliante
her kind heart contrasted with Celimene’s caustic wit. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
Gentle Ben
massive but extremely tame bear. [TV: Terrace, I, 302]
mallow
traditional symbol of gentleness or mildness. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
March, Beth
the domestic, sensitive, sweater-knitting March daughter. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
Virgilia
meek, gentle wife of Coriolanus. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
Wilkes, Melanie
gentle, mild-mannered, dutiful Southern wife. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
References in classic literature ?
If it be that love is gentle, In thy gentleness I see Something holding out assurance To the hope of winning thee.
Sadly Rose-Leaf led Eva away, saying, "Lily-Bosom shall have a grave tonight beneath our fairest blossoms, and you shall see that gentleness and love are prized far above gold or beauty, here in Fairy-Land.
Athos, on the other hand, reflected that this recent gentleness of his friends most certainly arose from some plan formed by D'Artagnan.
The gentleness and gratitude of her disposition would secure her all your own immediately.
Anne of Austria fixed upon Buckingham a look so tender in its expression, that it denoted, not alone the indulgence of maternal affection, but a gentleness of expression like the coquetry of a woman who loves.
It comes over the sweet melody of the words-over the gentleness and grace which we fancy in the little maiden herself-even over the half-playful, half-petulant air with which she lingers on the beauties and good qualities of her favorite-like the cool shadow of a summer cloud over a bed of lilies and violets, "and all sweet flowers.
He was, at that time, a remarkably fine young man, with a great deal of intelligence, spirit, and brilliancy; and Anne an extremely pretty girl, with gentleness, modesty, taste, and feeling.
His admiration was at first very strong, but no more than was natural, and I did not wonder at his being much struck by the gentleness and delicacy of her manners; but when he has mentioned her of late it has been in terms of more extraordinary praise; and yesterday he actually said that he could not be surprised at any effect produced on the heart of man by such loveliness and such abilities; and when I lamented, in reply, the badness of her disposition, he observed that whatever might have been her errors they were to be imputed to her neglected education and early marriage, and that she was altogether a wonderful woman.
Henry van der Luyden, tall, spare and frock-coated, with faded fair hair, a straight nose like his wife's and the same look of frozen gentleness in eyes that were merely pale grey instead of pale blue.
They lecture our shortcomings unsparingly, and every night they call us together and read to us chapters from the Testament that are full of gentleness, of charity, and of tender mercy; and then all the next day they stick to their saddles clear up to the summits of these rugged mountains, and clear down again.
I had been slightly tickled at the gentleness which Mrs.
Madamoiselle will bear us witness that we have acted with all possible gentleness.