To calmly do something is to behave in a calm and sensible way. When you are calmly handling a difficult situation, you are not acting out of anger or frustration.

  • The patient was calm and kept her composure during the surgery.

  • She was calm and collected while giving her testimony.

Definition of calmly


in a sedate manner




with self-possession (especially in times of stress)

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Example Sentences for calmly

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    The pugilist began the fight calmly.

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    He calmly confessed to perpetrating the attack.

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    We should calmly postpone for a month.

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    All that is needed is to calmly and methodically add to the encyclopedia.

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    Joe calmly takes the battery out of the detonator.

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    Settle any disputes calmly and courteously, please.

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    Kelsey calmly reports the incident at the nearest police station.

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    He spoke out calmly and passionately for the Adirondack Park.

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    A blase Paolo calmly leaves with the girl from Gucci.

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    The right thing to do is to calmly and civilly discuss the matter.