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gentle

to accustom a young horse to be caught, handled, haltered and led but not broken in to saddle or harness.
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MY little grandson's got more spirit than that guy,'' said Gordon Strachan after seeing jelly monster Mario Jardel collapse to the ground after the gentlest of pushes.
He is actually the gentlest, kindest person I have met.
They were very sympathetic, but it was still almost like an interrogation even though it was in the gentlest possible way, so you immediately felt as if you'd done something wrong.
Buck, described by his wife, fellow celebrities and other friends as the politest, gentlest person imaginable, said the tablet he had taken had turned most of the 10-hour flight from Seattle to Heathrow last April into a mental blank.
He was probably the kindest, gentlest human being I'll ever meet,'' Jackson said.
Bat the Balloon: The gentlest of games -- you and puss take turns batting the balloon as it bounces off a wall.
There are now nine kinds of this shampoo but I find this one the gentlest.
He was the gentlest and most loving dog you could imagine.
The Brazilian striker came off the bench, missed the best chance of a dire match then collapsed like a giant rain forest tree after the gentlest of pushes by Southampton's MichaelSvensson.
Actress Bridget Hanley, who knew Dickey the last five years of his life, thinks ``Deliverance'' left a formidable but skewed impression of the author she describes as both ``the wildest and the gentlest of men.
In fact the rare hairless sphynx variety is one of the gentlest and most intelligent of breeds.