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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, gentleman

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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
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
n.
يذيع الخبر
adj.
without a doubt, sure as you can be
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.
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
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.
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
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.
online footprint left by an user, available across the world wide web.
[Tech.]
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.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
n.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems, in which online interaction takes place.
[Tech.]
n.
electric spectrum of data creating, storing, retrieving and synchronizing
[Tech.];[Leg.] date relating to electric digits
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
pron.
you
[Slang]
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