slow vs. slowly
- have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower
- —William Shakespeare
- beans … are best cooked long and slow
- —Louise Prothro
- a sense of outrage, which slowly changed to shame
- —Paul Horgan
- a slowly dawning awareness … of the problem
- —Amer. Labor
- burn slow or slowly
- the leadership turned slowly toward bombing as a means of striking back
- —David Halberstam
Examples of slowly in a Sentence
Things are slowly getting better.
walked slowly toward the ringing phone
Recent Examples of slowly from the Web
Still, the relatively small orchestra and ensemble under the musical direction of Roberta Duchak make a beautiful sound, and both Otis Sallid’s choreography and Scott Davis’ modestly beguiling set have secrets, slowly revealed.
Puerto Rico is slowly recovering from another major blackout caused by a tree falling on a main supply line during a power restoration project.
Clearing of rubble is largely financed by the United Nations' development agency, and repairs are proceeding slowly.
Currently, the spreading rate is a few millimeters per year, so the geological phenomenon will play out slowly over roughly 50 million years, according to National Geographic.
The clown without saying a word then shot her in the face, walked slowly to a Chrysler LeBaron convertible and drove away.
Gabriela Diaz delivers an exceptionally subtle performance as Abe's sister, who slowly realizes over the course of the evening how untrustworthy people are (even her brother) and how complicated—and fallen—the world is.
But many Africans love maize, and tastes change slowly.
Remarkably, discovery has only slowly progressed about how memories form in the brain, why certain memories are stored over others, and what preserves the integrity of those individual memories.
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SLOWLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slowly for English Language Learners
: in a slow way or at a low speed
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