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  • adj. slower than regular speed.


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  • In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron blamed the riots and looting on what he called a "slow-motion moral collapse." Top headlines

  • Mr. Duncan told reporters that he was acting because Congress had failed to rewrite the Bush-era law, which he called a "slow-motion train wreck."

    NYT > Home Page

  • But what the local MP was calling the "slow-motion moral collapse" of parts of Britain touches even rural West Oxfordshire.

    UK riots: PM's big speech leaves young audience unimpressed

  • In a recent Huffington Post item 8/8/2011, Joy Resmovits reported: On Monday, the Obama administration said it would use waivers to provide regulatory relief to states, confirming an earlier plan that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan first mentioned in June in light of what he called a "slow-motion train wreck" created by the law."

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Has Arne Duncan Seen the Light?

  • When NATO vaticinated that Muammar Gaddafi was on the cusp of filicide U.S. leaders felt morally obligated to bomb Libya -- a double standard of historic proportions considering they've stood idly by while Pakistan conducts systemic slaughter in Balochistan province in what historian Selig Harrison has described as "slow-motion genocide."

    Michael Hughes: U.S. Enables Pakistan's Oppression of Balochistan

  • Eventually she disappeared with one of the pursuing males, leaving the others to smooch sadly with one another, in what Fry described as a "slow-motion ballet".

    The Guardian World News

  • So if this is a flip flop, it might better be described as a slow-motion one that's taken a few few months to pull off.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Indeed, bank gives us a slow-motion picture of the kind of travel words now carry on at lightning speeds, out of and into Global English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Now, don't get me wrong, NASA certainly has a skill mix and age imbalance that it desperately needs to fix in order to accomplish the tasks that lie ahead, but this starts to sound like slow-motion age discrimination to me.

    NASA Watch: April 2009 Archives

  • This scene plays as a rerun in slow-motion video for a dazed crowd who cannot accept the foul.

    Archive 2009-07-01


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