gradually (part of speech: adverb)
moderately (part of speech: adverb)
softly (part of speech: adverb)
mildly (part of speech: adverb)
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.