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[sloh-foo t-id] /ˈsloʊˈfʊt ɪd/
proceeding at a slow pace.
Origin of slow-footed
First recorded in 1635-45
Related forms
slow-footedly, adverb
slow-footedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for slow-footed
Historical Examples
  • Though they may be slow-footed, they have sure noses and deep-mouthed fangs.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • A fat-bellied, slow-footed cousin will you find when you come for me.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • The slow-footed dawn came and found him worn and discouraged.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • Those minutes were slow-footed, but at last he closed the watch with a snap.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur

    Louis Tracy
  • But the old mare was a slow-footed animal; and Ducklow had no whip.

  • Miss Mitford says, as you do, that she never heard of so slow-footed a book.

  • Finch is a leathern, sallow, slow-footed man, between twenty and forty.


    O. Henry
  • After an interval, a slow-footed car washer inside the garage began trundling the doors back to admit me.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • She was counting the slow-footed moments, and at every turn her eyes consulted the old Dutch clock in the corner.

    A Colony of Girls Kate Livingston Willard
  • Not that the country, at its worst, is slow-footed or depressed; for wit is always at the elbow of want.

    No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker

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