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  • Only one or two, and those the holiest among us, would glance a second time at the naked, shaggy-bearded, slow-spoken creature: but they, after a few minutes, would fall at his feet.

    C.S. Lewis on Paradisal Man

  • The only person who understood was her brother Edgar, a kind, humorous, slow-spoken character whose deceptively bluff manner concealed a keen analytical intelligence and a sharp wit.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The men were mostly Frisians, slow-spoken, sandy-haired lads, very like the breed you strike on the Essex coast.

    Greenmantle

  • The news: The paper's London correspondent Sarah Lyall flies to New York to tell the world, "In the throes of some early media stardom that seems guaranteed only to escalate, Mr. Eggers comes across as quizzical, friendly and very slow-spoken."

    Steve Forbes Loses One More Time: His Brother Tim Takes Over Forbes

  • The son of Japanese immigrants, Kumasaka, 53, was patient, slow-spoken and deliberate, the glue of the organization.

    Managing New Product and Process Development

  • Often enough she had longed to be able to touch, just once, the strange creatures whose wisdom and slow-spoken hearts and inner beauty had long since turned one more liaison job into first friendship, then love.

    THE WOUNDED SKY

  • He was an amiable, slow-spoken fellow, thoroughly down to earth, with simple tastes in living style and humor -- though every so often he broke loose and went to a certain Danish restaurant to gorge on smorrebrod and akvavit.

    Three Hearts and Three Lions

  • They were not absolute idiots, but remarkably slow-spoken and all extremely _averse to active occupations_.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • But there was a steady tendency of tall, soft-stepping, slow-spoken, keen-eyed males toward old Jephthah's quarters, and Judith had got dinner for the two long-limbed, black-avised

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • She truly was slow-witted and slow-spoken, but Isham, her step-father, was cook to the Gresham brothers, the beaux of the neighborhood, who kept bachelor's hall.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

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