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soft

1. Dialect drizzly or rainy
2. (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods
3. Chem (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather
4. (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive
5. (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation
6. (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials
7. Physics (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated

soft

Flexible and changeable, as in "software," which can be reprogrammed for different results. The computer's soft nature is its greatest virtue; however, the reason it takes so long to get new systems developed in an enterprise has little to do with the concept. It is based on which software tools are used to create the systems and the skill level of the technical staff, compounded by the organization's bureaucracy.
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Kagaurazaka is furtively working with Sho Hirao, the soft-spoken class president, who secretly likes Yuri.
Soft-spoken and to the point, he wasted no time and got on the spots as quickly as he could.
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Not only was he impressive and intelligent, he was surprisingly soft-spoken.
And ready at the post to turn the ingredients into Coors beer is a soft-spoken Mexican.
When I worked for Clinton in the early years, staffers loved to imitate the soft-spoken preface Rubin invariably offered in economic policy meetings.
Dokoupil's series is shrewd; it turns accessible, socially powerful images into peculiarly eloquent, soft-spoken abstractions.
The brash proclamation seemed nearly impossible to attain and out of character for the deliberate, soft-spoken Carson--less Broadway Joe Namath than the near-cliched image his peers and the business press are fond of perpetuating: Jimmy Stewart in pinstripes.
It's been a long time coming," says the soft-spoken Sadler.
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Kramer gives each character a specific voice that matches the personality needed for the role, from the no-nonsense three-star woman general to the soft-spoken but commanding Chinese prime minister.