The email exchanges started out as cordial, if cold, but gradually grew more confrontational.
Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away.
They enticed Yanukovych into an economic deal that would have gradually diminished Russian influence in Ukraine.
But gradually, as I engaged in peace building, I realized that no one would come.
gradually add ¼ cup ice water, processing until the dough forms a ball.
gradually it was whispered about that Ginny Cox had done it.
These gradually died away in the distance, and were heard no more.
gradually this grew fainter, and was succeeded by the clatter of tongues.
gradually the image of the middle-aged Robin had effaced his youth.
gradually it came to Dan that he was being driven to the waterfront.
early 15c., "having steps or ridges," from Medieval Latin gradualis, from Latin gradus "step" (see grade). Meaning "arranged by degrees" is from 1540s; that of "taking place by degrees" is from 1690s.