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[sloh-moo-ving] /ˈsloʊˈmu vɪŋ/
proceeding with or characterized by slow, sluggish, or leisurely movement or activity.
Origin of slow-moving
First recorded in 1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Look, Rebby,” she said, pointing in the direction139 of the slow-moving craft.

    A Little Maid of Old Maine Alice Turner Curtis
  • This river is narrow and slow-moving, as there are no heights to give it force.


    M. Pearson Thomson
  • Any questions that might have occurred to him were banished from his slow-moving thoughts.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • As they are slow-moving creatures, I was able to kill every one of them before they could escape.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • And again, with slow-moving white arms she began to semaphore.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings

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