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  • n. The condition of being gradual

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being gradual; regular progression or gradation; slowness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being gradual.

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

  • n. the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
  • n. the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages


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  • In response to a question on the mannerism of good counsel, Faraz Rabbani, a leading scholar of Islam, wrote: "Our age is an age where the Prophetic mercy, gentleness, gradualness, and wisdom need to predominate and condition any "promotion" of both virtue and law."

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  • Turning to Christianity, Wright again emphasizes the Darwinian gradualness of the evolution of this new religion.

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  • He followed the advance of the railways that abbreviated time and conquered space as they unified America, but he knew that these technological changes had been anticipated, with epochal gradualness, by nature itself.

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  • It is but the gradualness of the "enzymes or metabolism" paradox resolution that fails miserably – Zn world did it inherently at the outset.

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  • In accordance with the Fabian theory of the "inevitability of gradualness," where is OEN goingwith these polls?

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  • Actually, the gradualness of their descent helped control the turbidity, so whenever Dortmunder aimed his flashlight back up the track there was very little extra roiling of the water.

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  • The stealth, and the gradualness, which seemed to characterize what was going on, did not suggest the activities of authorized representatives of Miles of Argentum.

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  • When she became aware of Cadfael and his mule, she straightened her back with the right cautious gradualness and a true gardener's grunt, and turned upon him shrewd brown eyes under brows quizzically oblique, very knowing eyes that took him in from cowl to sandals in one sweeping glance.

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  • The whole point of the New Deal lay in its belief in activism, its faith in gradualness, its rejection of catastrophism, its indifference to ideology, its conviction that a managed and modified capitalist order achieved by piecemeal experiment could combine personal freedom and economic growth.

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  • “The one thing that is not inevitable now,” said Cripps, “is gradualness.”

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