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gradually

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without speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly')

in music

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From the egg, then, the individual developed slowly into a higher form, just as the frog's egg develops through various stages from a fish with gills to a frog with lungs.
Holding his haversack above his head with one hand he lowered his feet slowly over the edge of the narrow platform.
And through this two Martians slowly waded, and turned their hissing steam jets this way and that.
Much depressed, and, to me, unaccountably so, I slowly descended to the street.
But the action of natural selection will probably still oftener depend on some of the inhabitants becoming slowly modified; the mutual relations of many of the other inhabitants being thus disturbed.
But we may go further than this; for as new forms are continually and slowly being produced, unless we believe that the number of specific forms goes on perpetually and almost indefinitely increasing, numbers inevitably must become extinct.
Slowly he brought the pressure to bear, and then as in days gone by he had given Kerchak the chance to surrender and live, so now he gave to Akut--in whom he saw a possible ally of great strength and resource--the option of living in amity with him or dying as he had just seen his savage and heretofore invincible king die.
Some lazy and ignorant smoke curled slowly. The men, hiding from the bullets, waited anx- iously for it to lift and disclose the plight of the regiment.
Philip went downstairs slowly and found the door open.
"I disapprove so strongly of unequal marriages," she said, walking on slowly towards the cottage, "that I cannot, in common consistency, become one of your guests.
He hefted the bag, first in one palm, then in the other, and at last he wheeled his chair slowly around before the table, and in the rays of his small lamp let the glittering gems roll out upon the rough wood.
"I have been away from England so long," Francis continued slowly, "that my memory has suffered.
The Minister considered for several moments, and then slowly inclined his head.
In the silence that followed these passing disturbances, Agnes went on counting the roses on the arm-chair, more and more slowly. Before long, she confused herself in the figures--tried to begin counting again-- thought she would wait a little first--felt her eyelids drooping, and her head reclining lower and lower on the pillow--sighed faintly-- and sank into sleep.
They came slowly over the stones, and stopped at the dark figure that lay upon the ground.