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adjective as in happening slowly, evenly

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It seemed the plan was to slowly capture market share with a gradual introduction of new features across its platform.

Its gradual eradication meant ending the needless suffering and death of millions and millions of people every year.

From Vox

By Wednesday, we start clearing out and begin a gradual warming trend until another shot of cold air by Saturday.

In October 2019, five weeks after finishing the AT, a doctor rechecked an X-ray of my left foot and cleared me for a gradual return to running.

This has been a gradual, maybe too gradual, transition for our industry.

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Utilizing fear, or taking a reasoned approach to gradual, incremental change?

Now 88 senators are urging the Obama administration to take a very different approach to the group: gradual regime change.

Tshering is in favor of growth, he says, but a “gradual one and spread throughout the year.”

It also traces his days as a juvenile delinquent, and gradual rise up the R&B charts.

That sounds small, but the buildup of Hezbollah forces in Syria was gradual, too.

The occupants of the room had been too absorbed with their own affairs to notice the gradual dimming of the illumination.

His departure in autumn had been so gradual, that it was difficult to say when night began to overcome the day.

John Baptiste Robinet taught the gradual development of all forms of existence from a single creative cause.

It is not exactly so, but is still very different to the gradual swell on the other Cremona instruments.

That at some period of Man's gradual evolution from the brute, God found Man guilty of some sin, and cursed him.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gradual, such as: continuous, creeping, piecemeal, progressive, slow, and steady.

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