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gentle

Angling a maggot, esp when used as bait in fishing
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This was spoken in a more decided tone than I had happened to hear, until then, from my gentlest of all gentle brides.
But scarcely had his joyous servants dressed their master, whom they saw with pleasure preparing for a journey which might dissipate his melancholy; scarcely had the comte's gentlest horse been saddled and brought to the door, when the father of Raoul felt his head become confused, his legs give way, and he clearly perceived the impossibility of going one step further.
She was naturally of the sweetest and gentlest disposition imaginable, but on the river it was quite awful to hear her.
His large, almost girlish eyes rested on her for a moment before he replied, and then it was in the softest and gentlest of voices.
This man, who had slain four of the Annos, three of them after he had gone blind, who had slain still more men in his savage youth, never raised his voice in anger to Jerry and ruled him by nothing severer than the gentlest of chidings.
He looks at me with the tenderest and gentlest eyes (of a light brown) that I ever saw in the countenance of a man.
And all the time, deliriously happy, talking in the gentlest and most delicate terms that might not offend her sensitive ears, I was cudgelling my brains in an effort to divine what I was expected to do.
God was manifest in the thunder and lightning, in the earthquake and mighty wind, even in one particular case present in the gentlest of breezes.
Making a plea for privacy to give them time to grieve, they added: "He had a gift of bringing laughter to any situation, the most endearing and gentlest of clowns, and demonstrated only kindness to everyone he encountered.
But since my new year's resolution is to get over my fear of dogs, I just went for it and held him,' she said, and found him to be 'the gentlest dog I have ever seen.
They use a state-of-the-art cleaning system, which provides for the safest and gentlest method of washing and caring for your vehicle.
Children of the Seventies and Eighties will remember the plinky plonky music and turning wheel of costumes that marked the start of Mr Benn, arguably one of the gentlest but most extraordinary children's cartoons ever created.