Gentleness(redirected from gentlenesses)
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meek, mild heroine. [Br. Lit.: Cranford]
the Friendly Ghost meek little ghost who desires only to make friends. [Comics: Horn, 162]
gentle daughter of Lear. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
her kind heart contrasted with Celimene’s caustic wit. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
massive but extremely tame bear. [TV: Terrace, I, 302]
traditional symbol of gentleness or mildness. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
the domestic, sensitive, sweater-knitting March daughter. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
meek, gentle wife of Coriolanus. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
gentle, mild-mannered, dutiful Southern wife. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
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