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Synonyms for slow-going

proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired

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Nearly 1,000 survivors who had made it to higher ground before walls of mud and rock covered their homes in at least three villages, were located on Wednesday, but heavy rains had made airlifting them out slow-going and dangerous, with helicopters only making a few dozen trips on Wednesday.
There are a few good laughs and some excellent performances but it's slow-going in between.
The "E-Z-Go Chair"(TM) is designed for ease of movement on sand, mud, gravel, ice, snow, depressions, obstructions and other terrain conditions that make for slow-going or no-going with conventional wheelchairs.
According to the author this antiquated thought process is responsible for our slow-going and ineffectual response to environmental warning signs.
It's on rather late, but it's worth tuning in to this amusing, if rather slow-going, film in which Ben Kingsley is a psychiatrist giving student Josh Peck therapy in exchange for cannabis.
Search teams and survivors in storm-devastated southern Taiwan are bracing themselves for more heavy rain which could further disrupt already slow-going rescue efforts.
Because of the windy conditions, Florida Power cannot use helicopters to survey the damage and access on foot has been slow-going.
It's well-made with a fine cast but it's slow-going and messy.
Rains, which had made rescue efforts slow-going, halted on Thursday, allowing helicopters to go deeper into the affect region to get a better assessment of the threat, our correspondent said.
Rourke's performance is good in a funny and moving, if slow-going, film.
It's slow-going and laboured, watching a film with no redeeming characters.
Also starring Matthew Macfaden, the acting is good but it's too slow-going and repetitive to really hold our interest.
A decent effort, but it's too slow-going and repetitive to really hold our interest.
It's well-shot and there are some amusing moments, but it's slow-going and too unrealistically quirky.
This is slow-going but effective and worth seeing if you like moving human dramas.