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[sloh-moo-ving] /ˈsloʊˈmu vɪŋ/
proceeding with or characterized by slow, sluggish, or leisurely movement or activity.
Origin of slow-moving
1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bureaucracy is both hermetic and insular, slow-moving in its bulk, at times heavy-handed in its armour.
  • All were big, had short arms and were often reconstructed as being on the more rotund and slow-moving side of scale.
  • Your favorite coffee shop is crowded with harried people, and you are standing shoulder to shoulder in a slow-moving line.
  • Wind and ocean currents sweep up this garbage and deposit it in this slow-moving gyre.
  • Change--especially nationwide change--is a slow-moving train.
  • If you're testing things out, obviously a slow-moving bike is a safer environment than a landing airliner.
  • Despite advances in technology, one thinks of a relatively slow-moving bureaucracy.
  • By then it may be too late for slow-moving traditional businesses to respond.
  • Despite its frenetic image, advertising is actually a slow-moving industry.
  • Don't protect the slow-moving homogenous giants because they're paying for your re-election campaign.

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