Quietly
Quietly Qui"et*ly, adv. 1. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly. [1913 Webster]

2. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly. [1913 Webster]

3. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils. [1913 Webster]

4. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room. [1913 Webster]


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