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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quietly  \Qui"et*ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  quiet  state  or  manner;  without  motion;  in  a  state  of 
  rest;  as  to  lie  or  sit  quietly. 
  2.  Without  tumult,  alarm,  dispute,  or  disturbance;  peaceably; 
  as  to  live  quietly;  to  sleep  quietly. 
  3.  Calmly,  without  agitation  or  violent  emotion;  patiently; 
  as  to  submit  quietly  to  unavoidable  evils. 
  4.  Noiselessly;  silently;  without  remark  or  violent  movement; 
  in  a  manner  to  attract  little  or  no  observation;  as  he 
  quietly  left  the  room 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  1:  with  low  volume;  "speak  softly  but  carry  a  big  stick";  "she 
  spoke  quietly  to  the  child";  "the  radio  was  playing 
  softly"  [syn:  {softly}]  [ant:  {loudly}] 
  2:  with  little  or  no  sound;  "the  class  was  listening  quietly 
  and  intently";  "she  was  crying  quietly"  [ant:  {noisily}] 
  3:  with  little  or  no  activity  or  especially  agitation;  "her 
  hands  rested  quietly  in  her  lap";  "the  rock  star  was 
  quietly  led  out  the  back  door";  (`quiet'  is  a  nonstandard 
  variant  for  `quietly'  as  in  "sit  here  as  quiet  as  you 
  can")  [syn:  {quiet}]  [ant:  {unquietly}] 
  4:  in  a  restful  manner;  "the  streets  are  restfully  sunny  and 
  still  for  the  town  is  at  mass"  [syn:  {restfully}] 

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