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Webster 1913 Edition


Slowly

Slow′ly

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adv.
In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.

Webster 1828 Edition


Slowly

SLOWLY

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adv.
1.
With moderate motion; not rapidly; not with velocity or celerity; as, to walk slowly.
2.
Not soon; not early; not in a little time; not with hasty advance; as a country that rises slowly into importance.
3.
Not hastily; not rashly; not with precipitation; as, he determines slowly.
4.
Not promptly; not readily; as, he learns slowly.
5.
Tardily; with slow progress. The building proceeds slowly.

Definition 2021


slowly

slowly

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slowly (comparative slowlier or more slowly, superlative slowliest or most slowly)

  1. (manner) At a slow pace.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, [], down the nave to the western door. [] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.

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