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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLOWEST

It is one of the slowest, because one of the most durable, of agencies.

Nor are we right in supposing that the swiftest of them is the slowest, nor conversely, that the slowest is the quickest.

The laboratory is the slowest possible way of getting facts.

Laud will not be the slowest in thy praise: "Thorough" he'll cry!

Does not Emerson say that friendship is the slowest fruit in the garden of God?

He was the slowest of them all, but he was surefooted and steady and very wise.

Where the disease is most deeply seated, there it will be slowest in eradication.

As a result, the graveyard has become the slowest place in town.

Forrest made no objection to my suggestion, so we started at our slowest pace.

They are the dullest, slowest, most torpid of mortal creatures.

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.

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