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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Qui·et·ly, adv.
 1. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
 2. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.
 3. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
 4. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she
             spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing
             softly" [syn: softly] [ant: loudly]
      2: with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly
         and intently"; "she was crying quietly" [ant: noisily]
      3: with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a
         nonstandard variant for `quietly'); "her hands rested
         quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out
         the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can" [syn: quiet]
         [ant: unquietly]
      4: in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and
         still for the town is at mass" [syn: restfully]