gradually we realize that her lives are not merely serial but sometimes simultaneous.
The email exchanges started out as cordial, if cold, but gradually grew more confrontational.
gradually add the egg mixture to the hot cream, whisking constantly.
But gradually, as I engaged in peace building, I realized that no one would come.
The standard fixed-commission, full-service realtor model is gradually melting away.
gradually it was whispered about that Ginny Cox had done it.
Absorbed in the two unrelated interests, he gradually came to connect them.
gradually this grew fainter, and was succeeded by the clatter of tongues.
The people have gradually created their own social conditions.
gradually it came to Dan that he was being driven to the waterfront.
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.