Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLOWER

Soon they were moving at a slower pace through the outskirts of Rouen.

But the nearer he got to him, the slower he walked, and the more chop-fallen did he appear.

She opened her umbrella again, and crossed the yard with slower steps.

His English was slower and not as fluent as that of Zoro, and his words harder to understand.

The time required to scald cream depends on the size of the pan, and the heat of the fire; but the slower it is done the better.

And the weaker is generated from the stronger, and the swifter from the slower.

He again heard footsteps, but this time they were slower, more heavy.

I added that my preference was for the larger and slower type.

But he also was absorbed, she saw, though he went at a slower pace than Jeff.

The education of a family, of a community, or of a state is slower still.

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.