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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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.
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     2. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably;

        as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.
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     3. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently;
        as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
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     4. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement;
        in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he
        quietly left the room.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [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 no agitation (`quiet' is a
          nonstandard variant for `quietly'); "her hands rested
          quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out
          the back door"; "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}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "quietly":
     aesthetically, artistically, becomingly, calmly, composedly,
     coolly, decently, decorously, demurely, dispassionately, elegantly,
     genteelly, gently, gracefully, humbly, impassively, imperturbably,
     in good taste, in silence, inaudibly, inexcitably, inirritably,
     levelheadedly, like a lamb, meekly, mildly, modestly, noiselessly,
     pacifically, peaceably, peacefully, placidly, properly,
     quiescently, sedately, seemly, serenely, silently, simply,
     smoothly, softly, soundlessly, steadily, still, stilly, stodgily,
     stoically, stolidly, stuffily, tamely, tastefully, tranquilly,
     unassumingly, unobtrusively, unostentatiously, unperturbedly,
     unpresumptuously, unpretendingly, unpretentiously, with taste,
     without ceremony

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