She understood those words to mean that he had suddenly softened and that this softening and gentleness were signs of approaching death.
He took a prominent part in the somewhat troubled church politics of the day, and distinguished himself by gentleness and tact, as well as ability.
His hands traveled up her legs with the expertise and gentleness of a doctor, all the while spreading the soft coolness through her.
His gentleness was unexpected as he examined the wrapped injury.
With his knowledge of languages, the respect shown him by the French, his simplicity, his readiness to give anything asked of him (he received the allowance of three rubles a week made to officers); with his strength, which he showed to the soldiers by pressing nails into the walls of the hut; his gentleness to his companions, and his capacity for sitting still and thinking without doing anything (which seemed to them incomprehensible), he appeared to them a rather mysterious and superior being.
She wasn't expecting his gentleness or the level of his interest in exploring her body, a combination that rendered her breathless before her clothes were off.
This delicacy is chiefly evinced in the action of sweeping, when in maidenly gentleness the whale with a certain soft slowness moves his immense flukes from side to side upon the surface of the sea; and if he feel but a sailor's whisker, woe to that sailor, whiskers and all.
In Petersburg, as in Moscow, Pierre found the same atmosphere of gentleness and affection.
Any gentleness he felt with Deidre dissipated at the arrival of her mate.
His concessions to the Parisian mob and his extreme gentleness towards those who demanded the prosecution of the ministers of Charles X.