His likely successor, Ayman al-Zawahri, is cold, plodding, and officious.
Instead of trying to be something he is not, why not make the case to voters that boring and plodding can be good.
And the plodding pace of the French justice system has a way of interfering with career plans, no matter what the ultimate ruling.
The tunes might be used to bang the drum to, but they provide a plodding pulse for American stamina.
"His en-jine's done busted," shouted the little ragged muleteer as he passed us on his plodding animals.
Presently he saw St. Just plodding along in the distance, and shouted after him.
We are all concerned in seeing it checked, and simple truth and plodding inquiry once more given a chance.
Brother Seabright moved on and continued his slow, plodding march.
Far behind us strung the pack-outfit, plodding doggedly along.
She was in the Real West, and it was hers, since she had won to it by her own plodding.