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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. 2017.
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  • slowly the involved sentences burned their way into his consciousness.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • She broke off small pieces and ate them slowly to make it last longer.

    Sara Crewe Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "He ought not to eat roasted meat," said Nurse Branscome slowly.

    Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • As he slowly was pressed downward, he wondered who he was—why he was here—what had happened.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • slowly he looked up from the brief expression with which he had ended.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
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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