Then something truly strange happened: slowly but surely, A Charge Kept began to sell.
And we are slowly calling into question our cultural prudishness about sex.
She did not want her marriage to end and that reality was slowly, progressively coming.
LaFever had almost made it to the lake, but slowly had to jettison all of his gear as he got weaker.
There is a distinct difference between gorging and slowly savoring a meal.
slowly the involved sentences burned their way into his consciousness.
She broke off small pieces and ate them slowly to make it last longer.
"He ought not to eat roasted meat," said Nurse Branscome slowly.
As he slowly was pressed downward, he wondered who he was—why he was here—what had happened.
slowly he looked up from the brief expression with which he had ended.
Old English slaw "inactive, sluggish, torpid, lazy," also "not clever," from Proto-Germanic *slæwaz (cf. Old Saxon sleu "blunt, dull," Middle Dutch slee, Dutch sleeuw "sour, tart, blunt," Old High German sleo "blunt, dull," Old Norse sljor, Danish sløv, Swedish slö "blunt, dull"). Meaning "taking a long time" is attested from early 13c. Meaning "dull, tedious" is from 1841. As an adverb c.1500. The slows "imaginary disease to account for lethargy" is from 1843.
1550s, "make slower;" 1590s, "go slower," from slow (adj.). Related: Slowed; slowing. Old English had slawian (intransitive) "to be or become slow, be sluggish," but the modern use appears to be a 16c. re-formation.