Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adverb At a slow pace

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

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

Etymologies

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slow +‎ -ly

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.

    Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures

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

    Friends and Neighbors

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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