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Webster 1913 Edition


Quietly

Qui′et-ly

,
adv.
1.
In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest;
as, to lie or sit
quietly
.
2.
Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably;
as, to live
quietly
; to sleep
quietly
.
3.
Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently;
as, to submit
quietly
to unavoidable evils
.
4.
Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation;
as, he
quietly
left the room
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Quietly

QUI'ETLY

, adv.
1.
In a quiet state; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
2.
Without tumult, alarm, dispute or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly.
3.
Calmly; without agitation or violent emotion; patiently. submit quietly to unavoidable evils.

Definition 2021


quietly

quietly

English

Adverb

quietly (comparative more quietly, superlative most quietly)

  1. In a quiet manner.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
      When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. []. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.

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