slowly
adverb Date: 13th century in a slow manner ; not quickly, fast, early, rashly, or readily Usage: see slow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slowly*/*/*/ — [ˈsləʊli] adv moving or happening at a slow speed The city is slowly getting back to normal after a three day transport strike.[/ex] Could you speak a little more slowly?[/ex] We re making progress – slowly but surely (= slowly but with definite… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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