In a quiet manner: he worked quietly and diligently [as submodifier]: she was quietly confident that they’d win
More example sentences
- He is quietly confident that he is steering the economic juggernaut in the right direction.
- Whether he can turn a club around as easily as he can a game remains to be seen but he's quietly confident.
- We went into the game quietly confident that we could win it but we paid a high price.
silently, in silence, noiselessly, soundlessly, inaudibly; mutelyunder one's breath, in an undertone, sotto voce, gently, faintly, weakly, feeblydiscreetly, privately, confidentially, secretly, unofficially, off the recordcalmly, patiently, placidly, serenely