gentle breeze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gentle breeze wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale
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Usage

In literature:

A light breeze blowing on shore wafted the three vessels gently along the smooth surface of the bay.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Favoured by gentle breezes they soon reached their destination in the far west.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
With the beautiful clear sky and a gentle breeze blowing, it was a real delight to march.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The night air was soft, with a gentle breeze that rippled the distant lake into a great spread of gold and silver light.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
A gentle westerly breeze was blowing.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
It was a gentle breeze when summer and love held part!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
A gentle breeze was drifting in from sea.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Heman White Chaplin
There was a gentle land-breeze blowing, which would be all in our favour if once we could get to the vessel.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
For the greater part of it old Tom sat at the helm, while a gentle breeze wafted them on.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
A gentle breeze, warm, sweet-scented, caressed me as I drank in the beauty of the scene.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
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In poetry:

Soft, as when the evening breezes
Gently stir the poplar grove;
Brighter than the smile of summer,
Sweeter than the breath of love.
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
We'll dream only happy dreams
Echoed by wind's song in the trees,
The murmur of the lonely spring,
The caressing touch of the gentle breeze.
"Desire" by Mihai Eminescu
I trembled to the gentle breeze—
Sent back the gorgeous sunbeams far;
Heard all the moonlight's mysteries,
And smiled with every smiling star.
"Anxieties and Comforts" by John Bowring
And every stream more gently flows,
And every flower more freshly smells,
And every breeze more gaily blows,
And every note more sweetly swells.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
Come, gentle Eve, the friend of care,
Come, Cynthia, lovely queen of night!
Refresh me with a cooling breeze,
And cheer me with a lambent light.
"Summer" by Samuel Johnson
And oh! if in thy gentle ear
Its simple notes have sounded sweet,
May the soft breeze, to thee so dear,
Now bear them to thy rose-wreath'd seat!
"Lines To Health" by Sir John Carr

In news:

Nature cooperated Wednesday night for the Metropolitan Opera's opening recital at Central Park SummerStage, with balmy temperatures, mild humidity, even a gentle breeze.
I'm standing in a field next to Montana's Yellowstone River, a gentle breeze swaying the pasture grass and tempering the 85-degree heat.
It was pretty cool and patriotic to see all the American flags waving in the gentle breeze as I drove around town yesterday.
"Zephyr means warm, gentle breeze, and I liked the idea of that, especially with the flute (a woodwind instrument)," Galway said.
The Zephyr shares a name with a 'soft gentle breeze' or a 'fine cotton gingham'.
The air is cool and the gentle breeze blows the fallen leaves into piles just waiting for a child to jump into.
Perhaps some might even envision a semi-tropical locale with gentle breezes wafting by.
Early August seemed gentle from my front porch, even a little cool on the few afternoons when an unreliable breeze from the west or south -- both seaward directions here -- picked up.
Don't get me wrong — most of the day was gorgeous, if you didn't count the gentle 20-plus mph breezes.
I was outside with Maddie (6) the other afternoon and there was a gentle breeze.
A gentle breeze stirred the tassels of.
Depending on the day it is still cold outside and all I can think about is sitting under a palm tree with a gentle refreshing breeze blowing in from the beautiful blue ocean.
Sun shining and a gentle breeze blowing.
It's winter in Minnesota And the gentle breezes blow Seventy miles an hour At thirty-five below.
All patriotic Americans love the sight of the American flag waving in a gentle breeze atop a flag pole.
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