slowest Recovery (Almost) Ever: Stopping to get coffee in Tampa, Florida, Mitt Romney put the economy in historical context.
Yet this recovery has been the slowest and weakest since World War II.
Mineral growth is fastest in summer, when the days are long, and slowest in winter, when the days are short.
It debuted in August, the slowest month in publishing and television, making advertising in print or prime-time less effective.
John McHoover needs to ask why America was the slowest industrialized country to come out of the depression last time.
It requires time to get a large train such as ours under way, for its speed is the speed of the slowest.
Nor are we right in supposing that the swiftest of them is the slowest, nor conversely, that the slowest is the quickest.
They are the slowest and least active of all the monkey tribe, and their motions are surprisingly awkward and uncouth.
Laud will not be the slowest in thy praise: "Thorough" he'll cry!
Her face went very white, her eyes burned, she spoke with her deepest, slowest note.
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.