Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. At a slow pace

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Slow.
  • In a slow manner; not quickly or hastily; deliberately; tardily; not rashly or with precipitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
  • adv. in music

Etymologies

slow +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then, of course, an attendant came running (_although he seemed to be moving ever so slowly, because everything moves so slowly in a dream_) and Harry saw him coming and lifted a bell-glass and smashed it down over the man's head (_slowly, ever so slowly_) and then he heard the others coming and he climbed out of the window and ran.

    This Crowded Earth

  • Examples of such features include indirect or reported speech (˜Galileo said that the earth moves™), adverbial expressions (˜Flora swam slowly ˜where ˜slowly™ modifies ˜Flora swam™) and non-indicative sentences such as imperatives (˜Eat your eggplant!™).

    Donald Davidson

  • But he turned slowly away, and opening his money-drawer, _very slowly_ toyed with his fingers amid its contents.

    Friends and Neighbors

  • But, he turned slowly away, and opening his money-drawer, _very slowly_, toyed with his fingers amid its contents.

    Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures

  • Snoop Dogg left Mr. Knight's Death Row Records a year after that, and the label slowly declined.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Of course, the reports tend to come in slowly from the more devastated areas, but the press coverage indicated that the military and civil authorities were working very hard before the hurricane to get people out of low lying areas and out of houses made of wood and tin.

    DEAN

  • Stinging rains gathered strength as Wilma, a Category 4 hurricane, moved in slowly from the Caribbean with winds of 145 mph.

    brace for Wilma 2

  • His accusing gaze snapped from his hand to her face, and his expression slowly transformed from angry to utterly thunderstruck.

    A GIFT OF LOVE

  • For a very long time, Kirk continued to stare at the captain; but his expression slowly hardened to one of bitterness.

    Killing Time

  • Thallan was obviously surprised by this appearance of the Vulcan, but his expression slowly turned into one of excitement and pleasure as he drew his lips back in a Mercan smile.

    The Abode of Life

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