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Quietly meaning

quietly - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. with little or no activity or no agitation (` quiet' is a nonstandard variant for ` quietly'); " her hands rested quietly in her lap"; " the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; " sit here as quiet as you can"
  2. 2. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
  3. 3. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.
  4. 4. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
  5. 5. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.

quietly - examples of usage

  1. " What you should do is to take things quietly. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. And Carpenter answered, quietly, " You have said it." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Just as quietly as that. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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