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
Matcherino — which went through the three-month tech-accelerator program run by Techstars in 2015 — started with small tournament donation amounts, slowly earning the trust of backers.
Concentrated Rain The rain has largely been concentrated in just one part of Texas because the storm has been basically motionless for more than day, and is shifting very slowly back into the Gulf.
Here's one-day observed rainfall across Texas: Harvey will move slowly and weaken but could produce as many as 40 inches of rain in isolated areas in Texas.
With the processor running, slowly add oil until well incorporated.
Johnson said the preview day is a way to slowly transition parents to the school culture and to ease the fears of both parents and children.
With the mixer still on low, slowly add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.
Since then, the two have slowly been making more joint public appearances and showing PDA on social media.
The girl, who is now 14, is slowly improving emotionally and academically, her mother said.
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First Known Use of slowly
Synonymslaggardly, leisurely, pokily, slow, sluggishly, tardily
Antonymsapace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, meteorically, quick, quickly, rapidly, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly
Related Wordscarefully, cautiously, deliberately, purposefully; heavily, ploddingly
Near Antonymsimmediately, posthaste, presto, promptly, pronto, readily, soon; impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; abruptly, suddenly
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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