adjective, calm·er, calm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- calloway, cab,
Origin of calm
Examples from the Web for calmly
He calmly offered his vision of an ideology that merges libertarian values with social conservative virtue.
It was strange to see Ramona deal with Aviva so calmly: usually her head swivels and her eye sockets pulse.Betrayal, Blowjobs, and Bitchery: the 'Real Housewives' Get Really Desperate|Tim Teeman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond that, explained Robinson, Carson was able to “calmly articulate conservative principles.”
His assistant manager, DOUG STAMPER, is agitated, pacing back and forth, while UNDERWOOD calmly eats a breadstick.Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden|Kelly Williams Brown|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jamie growls at Cardosa, who replies “yes” and calmly expresses regret on the other end of the line.
"You need not be afraid of that any more, Ronnie," his uncle told him calmly.The Kingdom of the Blind|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was calmly reading a newspaper and having a morning smoke, until it should be time to go out.Mr. Isaacs|F. Marion Crawford
It was at that moment that Kathleen calmly and slowly raised her face and looked around her.The Rebel of the School|Mrs. L. T. Meade
But we calmly submitted to the numerous indignities heaped upon us, feeling that it was better to suffer wrong than to do wrong.Scraps of Biography|Various
"For three months I have made it possible for you to have everything a woman can want," continued Gordon, calmly, coming to her.A Star for a Night|Elsie Janis
Word Origin for calm
late 14c., from Old French calme, carme "stillness, quiet, tranquility," from the adjective (see calm (adj.)).
late 14c., from Old French calmer or from calm (adj.). Related: Calmed; calming.
late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Spelling influenced by Latin calere "to be hot." Figurative application to social or mental conditions is 16c.