gentle (adj.)
peaceful, calm, free from violence
1H4 I.iii.97[Hotspur to King Henry] on the gentle Severn's sedgy bank
2H4 III.i.5[King Henry IV alone] O gentle sleep, / Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee
2H6 III.ii.392[Suffolk to Queen] Here could I breathe my soul into the air, / As mild and gentle as the cradle-babe
AC V.i.75[Caesar to all] How calm and gentle I proceeded still / In all my writings
H5 II.chorus.39[Chorus to audience] charming the narrow seas / To give you gentle pass
H5 III.vii.50[Dauphin to Constable, of the latter's horse and mistress] O, then belike she was old and gentle
H8 V.i.71[Suffolk to King Henry, of the Queen] God safely quit her of her burden, and / With gentle travail, to the gladding of / Your highness with an heir!
H8 V.iii.22[Gardiner to all] for those that tame wild horses / Pace 'em not in their hands to make 'em gentle
KJ III.i.251[King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph] impose / Some gentle order
KJ V.ii.157[Bastard to all, of English ladies] change ... their gentle hearts / To fierce and bloody inclination
KJ V.ii.28[Salisbury to Lewis the Dauphin, of attacking England] [we] march / Upon her gentle bosom
MA V.iii.25[Don Pedro to all] the gentle day ... / Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey
MND III.ii.287[Helena to Hermia] What, will you tear / Impatient answers from my gentle tongue?
MND IV.i.142[Theseus to Demetrius and Lysander] How comes this gentle concord in the world
MV I.i.32[Salerio to Antonio] dangerous rocks ... touching but my gentle vessel's side
Oth IV.iii.10[Emilia to Desdemona, of Othello] How goes it now? He looks gentler than he did [or: sense 6]
Per III.i.29[Pericles to th ebaby] Quiet and gentle thy conditions!
Per III.iii.37.1[Cleon to Pericles] Then give you up to the masked Neptune, and / The gentlest winds of heaven
R2 I.iii.133[King Richard to Mowbray and Bolingbroke] the sweet infant-breath of gentle sleep
R2 III.ii.12[King Richard to Aumerle, as if to the earth] Feed not thy sovereign's foe, my gentle earth
R3 IV.iv.161[Duchess of York to King Richard] I will be mild and gentle in my words [or: sense 2]
RJ III.i.156[Benvolio to Prince, of Romeo] With gentle breath, calm look
Sonn.48.11[] Within the gentle closure of my breast [or: loving]
TC I.iii.39[Nestor to all] let the ruffian Boreas once enrage / The gentle Thetis
TC IV.i.12[Aeneas to Diomedes] During all question of the gentle truce
Tem I.ii.469.1[Miranda to Prospero, of Ferdinand] He's gentle, and not fearful
TG V.iv.55[Proteus to Silvia] the gentle spirit of moving words
Ven.883[Venus, of the hunt] she knows it is no gentle chase
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