- Brown, Matilda meek, mild heroine. [Br. Lit.: Cranford ]
- Casper the Friendly Ghost meek little ghost who desires only to make friends. [Comics: Horn, 162]
- Cordelia gentle daughter of Lear. [Br. Lit.: King Lear ]
- Eliante her kind heart contrasted with Celimene’s caustic wit. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope ]
- Gentle Ben massive but extremely tame bear. [TV: Terrace, I, 302]
- mallow traditional symbol of gentleness or mildness. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
- March, Beth the domestic, sensitive, sweater-knitting March daughter. [Am. Lit.: Little Women ]
- Virgilia meek, gentle wife of Coriolanus. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus ]
- Wilkes, Melanie gentle, mild-mannered, dutiful Southern wife. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind ]
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