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gentle

  
  ( gentler    comparative)   ( gentlest    superlative  )
1       adj   Someone who is gentle is kind, mild, and calm.  
My son was a quiet and gentle man who liked sports and enjoyed life..., Michael's voice was gentle and consoling.     
  gently      adv   ADV with v  
She smiled gently at him..., `I'm sorry to disturb you,' Webb said gently.     
  gentleness      n-uncount  
...the gentleness with which she treated her pregnant mother.     
2       adj   Gentle actions or movements are performed in a calm and controlled manner, with little force.  
...a gentle game of tennis..., His movements were gentle and deliberate.     
  gently      adv  
Patrick took her gently by the arm and led her to a chair.     
3       adj   If you describe the weather, especially the wind, as gentle, you mean it is pleasant and calm and not harsh or violent.  
The blustery winds of spring had dropped to a gentle breeze.     
  gently      adv   ADV with v  
Light airs blew gently out of the south-east.     
4       adj   A gentle slope or curve is not steep or severe.  
...gentle, rolling meadows...     
  gently      adv   ADV after v, ADV adj  
With its gently rolling hills it looks like Tuscany...     
5       adj   A gentle heat is a fairly low heat.  
Cook for 30 minutes over a gentle heat.     
  gently      adv   ADV with v  
Add the onion and cook gently for about 5 minutes.     
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Gentile, genteel, gent, gently

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id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
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n.
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n.
a strategy video game originary from Japan, published by Nintendo. Now it is very popular everywhere around the world.
The name Pokémo ncomes from the words Pocket Monsters
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
online footprint left by an user, available across the world wide web.
[Tech.]
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
n.
Electric spectrum of data creating, storing, retrieving and synchronizing
[Tech.];[Leg.] date relating to electric digits
exp.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online interactions takes place.
[Tech.]
adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick

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