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[sloh-lee] /ˈsloʊ li/
in a slow manner; at a slow speed:
Sauté the peppers slowly. I drove slowly back home.
Origin of slowly
1310-50; Middle English slawliche, slawly; See slow, -ly
Usage note
See slow. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • slowly and reluctantly, the sailors took their places, for Robert was a favorite with them.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • We went back and found Taylor's mare, and brought her slowly to camp.

  • They all descended from the hill and came on slowly towards us.

  • "Miss Ward's case has not yet been settled," she said slowly.

  • After twilight fell, she slowly walked the length of the Street.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for slowly

Old English slawlice "slowly, sluggishly;" see slow (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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