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(as) gentle as a lamb

Pleasant, caring, and calm. My rambunctious son is as gentle as a lamb with our cat. Mr. Stewart may seem crotchety, but he's as gentle as a lamb—he's actually helped me carry my groceries many times.
See also: gentle, lamb

be as gentle as a lamb

To be pleasant, caring, and calm. My rambunctious son is as gentle as a lamb with our cat. Mr. Stewart may seem crotchety, but he's as gentle as a lamb—he's actually helped me carry my groceries many times.
See also: gentle, lamb

gentle giant

Someone who is very large and strong but has a quiet and gentle nature. At first, I was afraid of the big, burly man covered in tattoos, but when I saw him rescue that kitten from the tree, I realized he was just a gentle giant.
See also: gentle, giant

*gentle as a lamb

Cliché [of someone] very gentle. (*Also: as ~.) Don't be afraid of Mr. Schaeffer. He may look fierce, but he's as gentle as a lamb. Lisa was gentle as a lamb when dealing with children.
See also: gentle, lamb

gentle as a lamb

If someone is as gentle as a lamb, they are very kind and never become angry or aggressive. Brian was as gentle as a lamb and wouldn't hurt anyone. Verdy was as gentle as a lamb off the field but a raging lion on it.
See also: gentle, lamb
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Six hundred fifty nine records for gentleness, patience, aggressiveness and sensitivity, and five hundred thirty six reco-ds for frie nearness, were u se d for the st atisti cala nalysis (Table 2i.
Although even that is not so bad, because it means that I get to start my day off with gentleness, by holding her beautiful sombre face and looking right into her eyes and telling her not only is she a good girl, she's the best girl.
As James taught:"Receive with gentleness the implanted word which is able to save your soul" (James 1.21).
Of the 2660 participants, 600 were in gentleness type, accounting for 22.56%; the numbers of participants with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and obesity were 1,466 (55.11%), 911 (34.25%), 412 (15.49%), 650 (24.44%), and 351 (13.20%), respectively (Table 1).
"We will all miss Michael's cheeky smile and his kindness and gentleness. He'd go out of his way to help anyone.
The mystery was that with all his gentleness, he survived to succeed brilliantly and, what is more, to create on the broadest of Welsh canvasses.
He knew when someone was sensitive or vulnerable, and he often approached mistakes with utmost gentleness.
According to the company, the shapes, colors and materials were designed to convey gentleness and calm.
There's a wryness in her voice when she sings it, and a gentleness.
The novel unfolds with a sympathetic clarity that refuses to shy away from both the harsh realities of life and the bits of gentleness and hope that can be found among the shadows.
He was describing a mentor of his who, he said, was kind, humble, and gentle because he "practiced kindness, humility, and gentleness" every day.
My two brothers have inherited his gentleness and his solidness, especially my eldest bro, who I can always turn to.
I am the daughter of a beautiful, elegant mother, wife, sister and friend, unique in her ability to guide in many instances with foresight, humour and gentleness. A happy member of staff on Liverpool''s Overhead Railway back in the old days.
Speaking on the occasion, Hafiz Hamdullah said that we are being punished for our gentleness. He said that the JUI-F doesn't believe in the politics of violence nor it is going to tolerate the politics of violence any more.
Greed, corruption, and oppression seems to dominate the lives of men, instead of love, gentleness, compassion and honesty.