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slow

1. (of trade, etc.) unproductive; slack
2. Photog requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density
3. Cricket (of a bowler, etc.) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin
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This double burden soon proved too much for my already overtaxed beast, and thus our speed was terribly diminished, for the others would proceed no faster than the slowest of us could go.
We snatch at the slowest fruit in the whole garden of God, which many summers and many winters must ripen.
He is the quickest old gentleman at finding out faults that are his neighbours', and the slowest old gentleman at finding out the faults that are his own, who exists on the face of creation.
They were in three parties; of whom the first, as the most numerous and important, was the slowest, and had been overtaken by one of the others on the way up.
And when I wrote slowest and smeared but with my finger most, father was best pleased, as he stood looking over me.'
His horses were slowest of all, and he was the worst driver.
THE poorest Filipinos saw the slowest inflation they have experienced in nearly two years, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
The latest reading was the slowest rate since September 2017.
(Alliance News) - Business activity in Ireland's services sector expanded at its slowest pace in three months during July after a reduction in foreign demand, IHS Markit said on Tuesday.
The marginal expansion was supported by a further upturn in new orders, albeit one of the slowest since July 2016.
All items inflation on year on year basis was highest in Kebbi (14.65%), Zamfara (13.15%) and Taraba (12.98%), while Kwara (9.84%) Cross River (9.66%) and Delta (9.61%) recorded the slowest rise in headline year on year inflation.