ever so slightly

idiom

: only by a very small amount
The snake moved ever so slightly.

Examples of ever so slightly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a long time, the model of the beauty industry was to make an aesthetic feel attainable, but ever so slightly out of reach; on the margins of feasibility. Zoë Huxford, refinery29.com, 8 Nov. 2022 The bone slows down the cooking process ever so slightly, which can be a lifesaver for lean cuts of meat. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2022 But in ways no one could have brought about or foreseen, the atmosphere outside had changed ever so slightly for convicts seeking clemency. Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2023 Deep chords in the low strings shifted ever so slightly, while high above this the violins played an octave that drifted out of tune and back. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Feb. 2023 Perhaps this is the inevitable fate of niche online subcultures that go (ever so slightly more) mainstream. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 1 Dec. 2022 Females made up 34% of all speaking characters, down from 36% in 2019, while sole female protagonists increased ever so slightly from 29% in the first year of the pandemic to 31% last year. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 15 Mar. 2022 In the last three months of the year, the number of users active on Facebook each day dipped ever so slightly (pdf), from 1.93 billion to 1.929 billion. Scott Nover, Quartz, 2 Feb. 2022 Wearing nothing but a pair of dark blue jeans, the pop star folds her arms over her bare chest while lying upside down on white bed sheets, smiling ever so slightly at the camera. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 15 May 2023 See More

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“Ever so slightly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ever%20so%20slightly. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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