strict vs gentle

strict

Definitions

adjective

  1. (of rules) stringently enforced
  2. incapable of compromise or flexibility
  3. severe and unremitting in making demands
  4. rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
  5. characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

Examples

Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.

These constricted unmyelinated regions are called nodes of Ran-vier (rahn-vee-ay), after the French histologist Louis Antoine

This, coupled with a lack of accounting controls, led the district into bankruptcy.

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gentle

Definitions

adjective

  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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verb

  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

Examples

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

I still see Mr. Berman's portable shtender in the shul and I have to smile because I immediately see his warm gentle smile and think about how fortunate I was to have met your father.

The one are fellows called devilish good -- the other, fellows called devilish gentleman like.

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