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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslowlyslow‧ly /ˈsləʊli $ ˈsloʊ-/ ●●● S3 W2 adverb  1 at a slow speed opp quickly He shook his head slowly. ‘That’s true, ’ said Joe slowly.2 slowly but surelyTHESAURUSslowly at a slow speedLarge white clouds drifted slowly across the sky.The situation is slowly improving.gradually happening slowly over a period of timeI practised every day, and gradually got better.Many of our forests are gradually disappearing.little by little/bit by bit slowly, in a series of small amounts or stagesAdd the olive oil, little by little. It’s best to do the work bit by bit.at a snail’s pace extremely slowly, especially when this is annoyingTraffic was moving at a snail’s pace.The project seems to be moving at a snail’s pace.
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slowlySome had been killed outright by flying shrapnel, others had been badly wounded and had died slowly.The hospital machinery moved into action, but slowly.Ann drove away slowly.Large white clouds drifted slowly across the deep blue sky.I woke slowly and swam up from the bottom of a dark sea.Finally she turned round and, slowly and very reluctantly, began to make her way back towards the house.Turning around, as in making a 360-degree motion and seeing the surroundings spin slowly around you.The contagion spread slowly at first, almost unnoticed.Lynne slowly began to realize the job wasn't as easy as it seemed.Their relationship has developed slowly, but they now consider each other close friends.Gradually I descended the spruce tree and slowly crept toward the feeding birds.Can you speak more slowly? I can't understand what you're saying.Her condition is slowly improving.The situation is slowly improving.He got up slowly out of his chair and came towards me.Slowly prices began to fall.Start with a puddle and progress slowly to a small pool and shallow stream.
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