Hypertext Webster Gateway: "quietly"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Quietly \Qui"et*ly\, adv.
1. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of
rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.

2. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably;
as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.

3. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently;
as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.

4. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement;
in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he
quietly left the room.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she
spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing
softly" [syn: {softly}] [ant: {loudly}]
2: with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly
and intently"; "she was crying quietly" [ant: {noisily}]
3: with little or no activity or especially agitation; "her
hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was
quietly led out the back door"; (`quiet' is a nonstandard
variant for `quietly' as in "sit here as quiet as you
can") [syn: {quiet}] [ant: {unquietly}]
4: in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and
still for the town is at mass" [syn: {restfully}]

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