And we are slowly calling into question our cultural prudishness about sex.
LaFever had almost made it to the lake, but slowly had to jettison all of his gear as he got weaker.
As her mind grows, so does her power, and with it she slowly unravels the laws of human nature.
I recalled it from Qana [Lebanon] in 2006, where the people had cried, ‘slowly, slowly!’
After all, deadly airstrikes that are slowly crippling Gaddafi's military are being launched from Italian soil.
slowly the involved sentences burned their way into his consciousness.
They all descended from the hill and came on slowly towards us.
"He ought not to eat roasted meat," said Nurse Branscome slowly.
After twilight fell, she slowly walked the length of the Street.
slowly he looked up from the brief expression with which he had ended.
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.