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What is a basic definition of slowly?
Slowly is used when something is happening in a slow manner or in a way that lacks speed or quickness.
Slowly is the adverb form of the word slow, which describes something as lacking speed. If you walk slowly, for example, you are not moving quickly. Things that happen slowly take much longer to occur than things that happen quickly.
- Real-life examples: Sloths, snails, and turtles move very slowly. For safety, it is a good idea to drive slowly past schools or construction sites. For most people, time moves slowly when they are bored, at school, or at work.
- Used in a sentence: She picked up the broken glass slowly and carefully.
Where does slowly come from?
The first records of slowly come from around 1310. It comes from the Middle English slawliche or slawly. It is an adverb formed from the word slow.
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What are some other forms related to slowly?
- slow (adjective)
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How is slowly used in real life?
Slowly is a common adverb that describes something as happening with low speed or at a slow pace.
Slowly digging myself out of credit card debt is a great feeling.
— Jake Marquis (@jakesonaplane) January 27, 2021
Just crushed an 8km run. Slowly working my way up to 8.00004km. Should achieve goal next year with proper training and diet.
— Matt Webb (@MattWebbMT) May 27, 2014
That said, we moved slowly and methodically to make sure we picked up every scrap of the unexploded ordnance. #MythBusters
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) January 10, 2016
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Is slowly used correctly in the following sentence?
I find math to be hard, so I learn it slowly.
How to use slowly in a sentence
This time, the growth is happening even more slowly — we have an even better warning.
The “wall of smoke” is slowly dispersing, recent images show, and it has now started to move over the rest of the country.West Coast wildfire smoke is visible from outer space|María Paula Rubiano A.|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
As superfast 5G wireless technology slowly rolls out across the country for consumers, Verizon is also planning business applications that might bring in more revenue sooner.Verizon plans to offer indoor 5G networks by year-end|Aaron Pressman|September 16, 2020|Fortune
It is much easier, I suspect, to imagine that our minds could slowly fill with dehumanizing representations of another group, especially if we are repeatedly bombarded with such representations.Believing in Monsters: David Livingstone Smith on the Subhuman - Facts So Romantic|Eric Schwitzgebel|September 11, 2020|Nautilus
Slowly, two were opened up, and in 2010 the regional government opened all four Brogpa villages in a push for tourism.
Slowly, slowly, dance classes may cease to be such secret and guilty pleasures in Iran.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In my eyes she killed those people… exposing a gay person like this is akin to torturing him slowly to death.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Airline pilots are now slowly, too slowly, being given access to flight simulators able to reproduce sudden and unexpected upsets.
“The lies of the government shocked us,” says Fatima, as the tears flow slowly from her eyes and down her cheek.
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The lovers got up, with only a silent protest, and walked slowly away somewhere else.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He spoke clearly and slowly, well knowing that some among the natives would understand him.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The conception of the relation of this institution with them as co-operative makes headway slowly.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips