One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she quietly absorbed the lovely surroundings’
silently, in silence, noiselessly, soundlessly, inaudibly
mutely, dumbly, tacitly
2‘he spoke quietly so as not to disturb anyone’
softly, making little noise, in a low voice, in hushed tones, in low tones, in muted tones, in subdued tones, in a mumble, in a murmur, in a whisper, murmuringly, under one's breath, in an undertone, sotto voce, gently, faintly, weakly, feebly
3‘some bonds were sold quietly to Club members’
discreetly, privately, confidentially, secretly, unofficially, off the record, between ourselves, between you and me, between you and me and the bedpost, between you and me and the doorpost, between you and me and the gatepost, between you and me and the wall
4‘Mrs Wilson dressed quietly in grey or black’
unobtrusively, unostentatiously, unpretentiously, with restraint, with reserve, conservatively, soberly, modestly, demurely, plainly
5‘she is quietly confident’
calmly, patiently, placidly, serenely, undemonstratively, unemotionally, unassumingly
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