Now 84 himself, Pope Benedict XVI is clearly starting to slow down.
People felt like they needed some stability and to slow down for a change.
Every time I have burp or my body has an urge to slow down, I tell myself, there is no reason to slow down.
"The time has now come to slow down, to sip Rooibos tea with my beloved wife in the afternoons, to watch cricket," Tutu said.
This effort will slow down the Ahmadinejad government and give them something to worry about.
If the car does not slow down one is thrown out of one's seat, and some of these ridges would destroy if passed at full speed.
Once you are free of the liner I'll slow down so that the black ship will have to slow down, too.
He resolved to make the fog an excuse and slow down to the Nequasset's familiar rate of progress.
Nor were there any wires or relays to impede and slow down communication.
I could only slow down, supremely conscious of how ridiculous it all was.
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.
1550s, "make slower;" 1590s, "go slower," from slow (adj.). Related: Slowed; slowing. Old English had slawian (intransitive) "to be or become slow, be sluggish," but the modern use appears to be a 16c. re-formation.