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  • adjective moving slowly


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  • The Bangkok flooding has been described as a "slow-moving tsunami," evoking comparison to the 2004 disaster that hit southern Thai beach resorts.

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  • The meteor, described as a "slow-moving fireball, estimated to be no bigger than a basketball," was recorded at 6:04 p.m.

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  • Along with Sinatra, an entire generation of tuxedo-clad, slow-moving Italian American crooners followed Crosby to stardom.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As much as I hated the sound of sirens and the strobe-like effect from the flashing lights, a slow-moving ambulance was worse.

    Mercy Kill

  • It enables students to spot slow-moving train wrecks or slow-moving opportunities.

    Columbia's Business Dean on Disclosure, Leading, Ethics

  • That hasn't ended collisions between the Amish and the law:•In a case pending in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a group of Amish men say a state law requiring them to put triangular slow-moving vehicle signs on their horse-drawn buggies violates their religious freedom.

    Amish, state laws face conflicts

  • Aside from the potential for drug setbacks, the slow-moving hierarchies at big drug makers can chase off talented executives and scientists at the smaller companies they snatch up, undercutting the future potential of the acquired assets.

    Sanofi Needs to Avoid Pitfalls of Pharma-Biotech Deals

  • These would be dramatic changes at any company, and in slow-moving corporate Japan they're a unique achievement for only one year.

    The Cost of JAL's Long Delay

  • All King's movements were slow and methodical, and his heavy-lidded, slow-moving eyes gave him the appearance of being half asleep or dazed.


  • As crews prepare the space shuttle for launch at the Kennedy Space Center, Weather Officer Kathy Winters is keeping an eye on the slow-moving front that has worked its way across US southern states in recent days spawning severe thunderstorms and devastating tornadoes.

    Space Shuttle Endeavor Ready for its Last Mission


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