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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 Chancellor's boasting on the economy was truly breathtaking when you consider the Tories have presided over the slowest recovery since the 1920s.
4 percent in January, the slowest posted for just the third time in the past decade.
Passenger traffic across various regions including the Middle East was the slowest in January in many years, IATA said in a report yesterday.
The report said that business conditions in Lebanon's private sector continued to deteriorate at the start of 2018, but the rate of decline was the slowest seen for nine months.
The slowest is the journey to Leicester, which averages just 20 miles per hour.
US imports from Saudi Arabia are running at the slowest rate since 2015, and the slowest for the time of year for over five years.