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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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I am young," gently replied Haidee; "I love the life you have made so sweet to me, and I should be sorry to die.
Toto barked at the Cowardly Lion in joyous greeting, for he knew the beast of old and loved him, and it was funny to see how gently the Lion raised his huge paw to pat Toto's head.
I pulled gently at his sleeve, but he had forgotten my existence.
The tears rose in his eyes as he drew her gently back into the room.
She gently pressed his hand in token that she understood him, and advanced to Geoffrey.
Anne gently unwound the arms that clung round her--gently lifted the head that lay helpless on her bosom.
In a softer tone, she repeated her recommendation to retire, and, gently kissing my forehead, bade me good-night, and put her candle in my hand; and I went; but my brain worked so, I could not think of sleeping.
So Alice picked him up very gently, and lifted him across more slowly than she had lifted the Queen, that she mightn't take his breath away: but, before she put him on the table, she thought she might as well dust him a little, he was so covered with ashes.
She just kept the tips of her fingers on the hand-rail, and floated gently down without even touching the stairs with her feet; then she floated on through the hall, and would have gone straight out at the door in the same way, if she hadn't caught hold of the door-post.
Tell me," Hamel asked gently, "why do you come out here alone, so far from the village?
she asked from under the white kerchief, turning her handsome, gently smiling face to him.
Sabin laughed very softly, very gently, but with obvious genuineness.