Without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')


In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.

without speed (`slow'' is sometimes used informally for `slowly''); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"

in music; "Play this lento, please"

In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.


Slow"ly, adv. In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.

In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.


Usage Examples

I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face.

I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all.

Girls are taught to sing high and pretty, like Antony, not low and from the guts like Nina Simone. But we're slowly trying to change that. There are so many things we're not told growing up, and it's our true feminist responsibility to take the truth to the people who need to hear it.

Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.

As women slowly gain power, their values and priorities are reshaping the agenda. A multitude of studies show that when women control the family funds, they generally spend more on health, nutrition, and education - and less on alcohol and cigarettes.

All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

As children, as we learn what things are, we are slowly learning to dismiss them visually. As adults, entirely submerged in words and concepts, we spend almost all of our time thinking and worrying about the past and the future, hardly ever looking at or engaging with the world visually.

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.

All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.

A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.

Eventually I booked a 2-line role on a show called 'JAG' and slowly the parts got bigger and better. I'm very thankful that I had to appreciate how difficult the business is before I had any kind of success.

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.


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