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Synonyms for lagging

not progressing and developing as fast as others, as in economic and social aspects

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used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat

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'What do you mean by lagging and a lifer?' demanded Mr.
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
He could not sing, and although he loved to listen to the songs of others, "whenever he saw the harp come near him," we are told, "he arose out of shame from the feast and went home to his house." Away from the bright firelight out into the lonely dark he crept with bent head and lagging steps.
It seemed a great pity to have it wasted so, and come lagging along at a time when a body wouldn't have any use for it, as like as not.
Thuvia and I were in the rear, for our beast was lagging more and more.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
Lynde wanted to know what else you could expect with a Tory superintendent of education at the head of affairs, and Matthew, noting Anne's paleness and indifference and the lagging steps that bore her home from the post office every afternoon, began seriously to wonder if he hadn't better vote Grit at the next election.