mildly

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in a gentle manner

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Given the tumultuous summer we've had, it's difficult to predict what the rest of 2001 has in store for real estate -- to put it mildly.
Q I HAVE always been a hefty 17 stone with a sizeable beer gut and pretty cuddly to put it mildly.
If America's timing was, to put it mildly, undiplomatic, Australia's response has been, to put it equally mildly, robust.
To put it mildly, I got sucked in to the negative dynamics that always attend any discussions in depth where physicians are concerned.
To say that her family comes from a musical background is to put it mildly.
The chief of the Chicago public school system, for example, has announced and partially instituted a program of teaching values to its students, despite the fact that doing so in taxpayer-supported schools can be, to put it mildly, tricky.
It's true that Clinton has been, to put it mildly, less than impressive in recent weeks, what with his flip-flopping over Bosnia, his junior-high-school jokes about Rush Limbaugh and Bob Dole, which he had to take back, and his failure to get a summer jobs program through Congress when, in many cities, a stupefying 48 per cent of black teenagers are out of work.
The evidence for cooling is rather mixed, to put it mildly," says James K.
All the anguish and psychosis and infidelity and self-indulgence in a two-minute clip can be, to put it mildly, pretty wearying.