Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By means of glaciers or of glaciation: as, glacially formed hollows.
- adv. by a glacier
- From glacial + -ly. (Wiktionary)
“I can't imagine any viewer not feeling a good amount of respect for the earnest and unaffected acting, the pared-down austerity and authentic Tobacco Road vibe, but it moves very, very slowly -- the word is actually "glacially" -- and is not, by my standards, a film that wins you over as much as one that convinces you to speak well of it lest you be thought unhip by Robert Koehler, Manohla Dargis, Jim Hoberman or Scott Foundas.”
“A second such glacially slow development, perhaps even more momentous, has been a lowering of interfaith barriers, marked most notably by gradually increasing rates and acceptance of religious intermarriage.”
“Generational replacement is a glacially slow process not to mention that young people are the least likely to vote.”
“The topsoil is underlain by glacially deposited gravelly rocks and stones.”
“Half a century later, public attitudes were continuing to evolve, glacially to be sure, but in the direction of Dr. King's arc of justice.”
“I am especially indebted to Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman who heard our calls for help – our government then as now glacially slow in providing protection to non-violent protesters – and came to stand with us.”
“And Valdez was giving Spain's glacially fast defenders all kinds of trouble--that is until Puyol's deliberately dirty tackle saw him off on a stretcher.”
“Given its past performance, the NRC likely will draft a solid action plan to address problems highlighted by the Japanese nuclear disaster, but then implement safety upgrades at a glacially slow pace.”
“He could barely dress himself, and only glacially at that.”
“But I still move glacially forward every day that I sit down at my computer, rethinking and refining each paragraph, line, and word as I go along.”
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