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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. 2017.
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  • In reality it was less than two hours till daybreak, but they were slow-footed ones to me.

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • A fat-bellied, slow-footed cousin will you find when you come for me.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • Equally idle to attempt flight on their slow-footed animals, pursued by over two score of cavalry horses.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Those minutes were slow-footed, but at last he closed the watch with a snap.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur Louis Tracy
  • Every mountain pass was filled with interminable droves of slow-footed cattle, bringing forward "army beef on the hoof."

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

  • But when it is a slow-footed animal, like cattle, the leopard uses another method—at least on some occasions.

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

    Options O. Henry
  • But the old mare was a slow-footed animal; and Ducklow had no whip.

  • 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

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