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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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Slowly she swung from her course, circling back toward us in an erratic and pitiful manner.
The conductor helped her off the car and then the engineer started his train again, so that it puffed and groaned and moved slowly away up the track.
It is very kind of you," he said slowly, "to honour me by so much consideration, but if you have much to say perhaps it would be better if you permitted me to call upon you to-morrow.
The child released its hold on the mother's hand, and floating slowly upward, remained poised in midair--a softly glowing presence shining out of the dark background of the trees.
These canisters smashed on striking the ground--they did not explode--and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pour- ing upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
He struggled with the slowly parting strands that held him.
The iceberg drifts slowly, over the black water, through the ashy light.
And still the silent battalions moved slowly forward in the haze.
But when many men, without intending to alter the breed, have a nearly common standard of perfection, and all try to get and breed from the best animals, much improvement and modification surely but slowly follow from this unconscious process of selection, notwithstanding a large amount of crossing with inferior animals.
Slowly he would circle about the other, as though with a chip upon his shoulder; and this he did, even as Tarzan had foreseen.
WHEN the two youths turned with the flag they saw that much of the regiment had crum- bled away, and the dejected remnant was coming slowly back.
Carey stood up slowly and shook hands with the little boy.