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
As for any timetable – the NCAA is known to move slowly – Benedict has no idea when there might be resolution.
Officers should show patience and move slowly, trying to wait out a person as long as possible.
Sawyer is fearful of quick movements so any children in the home should be older and move slowly around him.
There’s very simple wins for America that because somebody’s asking for them from the wrong state or city seem to move extremely slowly.
Negotiations moved slowly and were largely unproductive.
In subduction, one large section of the earth — a plate — slides slowly under another, as the earth’s surface recycles itself over geologic time.
Tuesday morning's earthquake happened where the floor of the Pacific Ocean is slowly sliding under the North American continent.
From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina's five most populous cities all saw significant snow from a system that followed an atypical west-to-east path across the state — and moved more slowly than forecasters had predicted.
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