At his advisers' urging, he undertook a gradual and carefully orchestrated campaign to undo the damage.
The gradual tightening of the Soviet noose plays out in public and private ways.
The attack came on the eve of a conference about the gradual transition of civil and military responsibility over to Afghanistan.
It also traces his days as a juvenile delinquent, and gradual rise up the R&B charts.
Now 88 senators are urging the Obama administration to take a very different approach to the group: gradual regime change.
The growth must be gradual—will be, whether we intend it or not.
It only remains to trace the gradual appearance of consideration in the decisions.
Since that time its peculiar flora has been formed by gradual modification.
Death in Mizora was the gradual failing of mental and physical vigor.
Its operation is powerful, indeed, and certain, but gradual and indirect.
early 15c., "having steps or ridges," from Medieval Latin gradualis, from Latin gradus "step" (see grade). Meaning "arranged by degrees" is from 1540s; that of "taking place by degrees" is from 1690s.