Definition of 'quietly'
Example sentences containing 'quietly'
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In retirement he has not gone quietly into the night. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was not allowed to go quietly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The key thing is recognising you have them and making sure you work away quietly and fix them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It gave him a pot of cash to go quietly and it does seem a heck of a lot of money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mistry has refused to go quietly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Old warriors seldom go quietly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She should quietly slip away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The districts attacked regard them very quietly and calmly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He quietly slipped away and went home. Heidi (1881)We are quietly confident as a group of players. The Sun (2013)They will not be going away quietly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sit in a corner quietly with a computer game? The Sun (2014)But then most quietly went away and addressed the problems that had been identified. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One cannot expect that they will go quietly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Neither did he go quietly when leaving his native country. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Across the country there are countless people who quietly try in ways they can manage to help people get on. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some people put it down to luck but it is the way you quietly work towards your goals that brings success. The Sun (2009)All we had to do was to press the button, quietly and calmly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet the world's most expensive footballer was always quietly confident he would have the last laugh. The Sun (2016)They do not sit quietly in a corner, barren of effect. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)They should go away quietly now, without any arguing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That one sat quietly in a corner, while all the rest protested their innocence. Christianity Today (2000)MOVE calmly and quietly around any dog. The Sun (2015)Ffos Las hold a precautionary inspection this morning but last night officials were quietly confident of racing going ahead. The Sun (2009)They came to England quietly, almost by stealth. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It began quietly, almost a whimper, but rose to a guttural howl. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'quietly'
British English: quietly /ˈkwaɪətlɪ/ ADVERB
If someone or something does something quietly they do it with only a small amount of noise.
Two students whisper quietly to each other.
- American English: quietly
- Arabic: بِهُدُوء
- Brazilian Portuguese: quietamente
- Chinese: 寂静地
- Croatian: tiho
- Czech: tiše
- Danish: stille
- Dutch: stil
- European Spanish: silenciosamente
- Finnish: hiljaa
- French: silencieusement
- German: ruhig
- Greek: ήσυχα
- Italian: silenziosamente
- Japanese: 静かに
- Korean: 조용하게
- Norwegian: rolig
- Polish: cicho
- European Portuguese: calmamente
- Romanian: în tăcere
- Russian: тихо
- Spanish: silenciosamente
- Swedish: tyst
- Thai: อย่างเงียบ
- Turkish: sessizce
- Ukrainian: тихо
- Vietnamese: yên lặng
Definition of quietly from the Collins English Dictionary
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