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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLOW

But, changed as he was, he was not slow in recognizing his old enemy, Robert Rushton.

We had to carry the water from the spring in drums, which was slow and hard work.

Mr Clayton was not slow to remark what was passing in my mind.

He tried every means of whiling away the time, but it never had seemed to move so slow.

Progress may be slow—measured in inches and feet, not miles—but we will progress.

The women are keening softly and swaying themselves with a slow movement.

Here was an offer which the company in an English inn at that or any other date are slow to refuse.

But ere she was six slow steps away, she turned at a cry from her mother.

Yet the letter which Aylward had brought him gave him powers which he was not slow to use.

There was indescribable rebuke in her slow emphasis of the words.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English slaw "inactive, sluggish, torpid, lazy," also "not clever," from Proto-Germanic *slæwaz (cf. Old Saxon sleu "blunt, dull," Middle Dutch slee, Dutch sleeuw "sour, tart, blunt," Old High German sleo "blunt, dull," Old Norse sljor, Danish sløv, Swedish slö "blunt, dull"). Meaning "taking a long time" is attested from early 13c. Meaning "dull, tedious" is from 1841. As an adverb c.1500. The slows "imaginary disease to account for lethargy" is from 1843.

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