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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Gently
 
  Gently as to make no more noise than a spider attaching its thread.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  Gently as a rabbit goes.
            —R. D. Blackmore
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      Gently, like the morning’s light,  Shedding, unmark’d, an influence soft and bright,  Till all the landscape gather in the sight.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Gently as a lamb.
            —Alice Cary
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  Gently as an angel’s hand.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Gently as falls a mother’s tender speech.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
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  Breathe as gently, as a perfumed pair of sucking bellows, in some sweet lady’s chamber.
            —John Ford
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  Gently like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.
            —William Hamilton Gibson
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  Falling as gently as an answer to a prayer.
            —Adelaide A. Procter
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  Gently as the dew mingles with the darkening maze.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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  Gently as any sucking dove.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Gently as the twilight takes the parting day.
            —Thomas Ward
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  Gently, as morning-dews distil.
            —Isaac Watts
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