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
Move too slowly, and investors could be left doubting whether the ECB has drawn a line under its bond purchases.
While news companies have slowly learned not to rely on the social network for traffic, nearly half of Americans still get some news from Facebook, making it by far the single most important digital media platform.
The frequency is steadier when the atoms move slowly, and so scientists first trap the atoms using intersecting laser beams and cool them down to a few millionths of a degree above absolute zero.
The first half of the match started out slowly, with neither club establishing a rhythm early with constant quick possession.
Just move slowly on weekends, sit in the sun, start again.
But as Jason Samenow of the Washington Post reports, strong southerly winds ahead of the storm brought unusually warm—but still not hot—temperatures of some 77 degrees Fahrenheit to the British Isles, allowing Ophelia to slowly grow in strength.
Separatist campaign groups have drawn up plans to disrupt the Spanish economy, already forecast to grow more slowly because of the standoff in Catalonia.
The idea of putting robots to work in hotels started as a novelty, but is slowly gaining acceptance throughout the industry.
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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
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