adjective, gen·tler, gen·tlest.
verb (used with object), gen·tled, gen·tling.
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Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.How to make dal makhani, the most luxurious and creamy dal of all|Joe Yonan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Our ElephantEdge project brings in people from all over the world to create the best technology vital for the survival of these gentle giants.Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?|Walter Thompson|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
It’s running wide and gentle — the Green, like the Colorado, is taxed heavily upstream for irrigation, plus it hasn’t rained here since July — and we wade into the bracing water to scrub away the trail dust.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Though they’re miniature cabbages, they’re not as sturdy as the larger variety, and benefit from more gentle care.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
A more expansive patagium gives a colugo extra “wing area,” which lifts and slows the animal, allowing a gentler descent than other gliders, Byrnes says.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
“Gently rolling hills” roll not-so-gently under my tires, but the English countryside scenery is soporific.
Shake off any excess flour and gently place in the heated oil.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.
His swimming led him back to meet the woman he had gently smiled at in the first episode.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wording of the question, over which there was much haggling, gently favors a yes response.
But he noticed the cord and gently untied it, so that the boy slept on undisturbed.In God's Garden|Amy Steedman
This was not exactly clear to the little one, and she stood silent for a minute, gently fingering his long beard.A Waif of the Mountains|Edward S. Ellis
Send to Harold mildly, and gently remind him of oath and of relics—of treaty and pledge.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The recording point will in this manner be gently pressed against the glass plate, marking the dot, and then gradually set free.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
But now, softly whispering through ten thousand leaves, how gently the whole tree yields to the impression!