rough (Umgang) vs gentle




  1. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
  2. easily handled or managed
  3. quiet and soothing
  4. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
  5. having little impact
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  1. stroke soothingly
  2. give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  3. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of


But they have an undeniable gentleness and elephantine beauty about them, with their hanging folds of skin and ponderous outlook on life.

“‘Now, gentlemen, standing up here before you, I feel a good deal like Pat, and maybe after I’ve spieled along for a while, I may feel so darn small that I’ll be able to crawl into a Pullman hammock with no trouble at all, at all!

Put all the fruit in a saucepan on a gentle heat and add a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar and a slug of something pleasantly alcoholic such as brandy, whisky or even sherry.

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