ungently


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Related to ungently: urgently, gentle

ungently

(ʌnˈdʒɛntlɪ)
adv
in an ungentle manner
References in classic literature ?
Doctor Manette, whom this visitation had so turned into stone, that be stood with the lamp in his band, as if be woe a statue made to hold it, moved after these words were spoken, put the lamp down, and confronting the speaker, and taking him, not ungently, by the loose front of his red woollen shirt, said:
Several times he took hold of the Englishman's arm and pushed him forward not ungently, but when the captive lagged again and again the fellow suddenly, and certainly with no just provocation, flew into a perfect frenzy of rage.
I would not strike a flower As many a man will strike his horse, at least If from the wantonness with which we play With things we love, or from a freak of power, Or from involuntary act of hand Or foot unruly with excess of life, It chanc'd that I ungently used a tuft Of meadow-lillies, or had snapp'd the stem Of foxglove bending o'er his native rill, I should be loth to pass along my way With unreprov'd indifference (42)