gentle (adj.)
refined, discriminating, sophisticated
AYL IV.iii.34[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius, of a letter] women's gentle brain / Could not drop forth such giant rude invention
LLL IV.iii.236[Berowne to King, of praising Rosaline] Lend me the flourish of all gentle tongues
Mac I.vi.3.1[King to all] the air / Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself / Unto our gentle senses [or: sense 1]
R3 I.iii.162[Queen Margaret to Richard] Ah, gentle villain, do not turn away!
Sonn.113.9[of the mind] if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight ... it shapes them to your feature
Sonn.5.1[] Those hours that with gentle work did frame / The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell
Tim I.i.23[Poet to Painter] Our gentle flame / Provokes itself
TN IV.ii.32[Feste as Sir Topas to Malvolio] I am one of those gentle ones that will use the devil himself with courtesy
WT IV.iv.93[disguised Polixenes to Perdita] we marry / A gentler scion to the wildest stock
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