gradually (part of speech: adverb)
moderately (part of speech: adverb)
softly (part of speech: adverb)
mildly (part of speech: adverb)
broad-mindedly, charitably, open-mindedly, forbearingly, evenly, insipidly, benevolently, laxly, leniently, permissively, tolerantly, liberally, cordially, peacefully, meekly, genially, sweetly, clemently, mildly, peaceably, quietly, softly, tenderly, moderately, amiably, kindly, benignly
- That night he came in, took her for a moment in his hands, kissed her very gently on the lips, and said- " Clare, you're not angry with me for last night?" - "Fortitude", Hugh Walpole.
- " I am sorry," Marcello said gently, " very, very sorry. - "Whosoever Shall Offend", F. Marion Crawford.
- " I am done up," said Lingard, gently. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.