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adj. shal·low·er, shal·low·est
1. Measuring little from bottom to top or surface; lacking physical depth.
2. Lacking depth of intellect, emotion, or knowledge: "This is a shallow parody of America" (Lloyd Rose).
3. Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak: shallow respirations.
4. In the part of a playing area that is closer to home plate: shallow left field.
often shallows A part of a body of water of little depth; a shoal: abandoned the boat in the shallows.
tr. & intr.v. shal·lowed, shal·low·ing, shal·lows
To make or become shallow.

[Middle English schalowe.]

shal′low·ly adv.
shal′low·ness n.
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Adv.1.shallowly - in a shallow manner


[ˈʃæləʊli] adv
to breathe shallowly → respirer par petites bouffées


adv breatheflach
References in classic literature ?
Originally these islets had been mere sand-banks and coral reefs awash in the sea or shallowly covered by the sea.
It was indeed a changeful brook; here it would make a pool, dark and brooding and still, where we bent to look at our mirrored faces; then it grew communicative and gossiped shallowly over a broken pebble bed where there was a diamond dance of sunbeams and no troutling or minnow could glide through without being seen.
She chose 30 minutes of walking at lunchtime and to limbic breathe whenever she found herself breathing shallowly.
So, all of our 'birit queens' who want to make it internationally should realize that interpretation and emotion are prized more in less shallowly impressionable and more sophisticated places-and adjust accordingly.
The high lithium concentrations are associated with grey and white colored clay-rich sedimentary beds dipping shallowly to the east and capped with basaltic flows.
I was pushing back against the trend and then I got offered the film and then shallowly ran to the book store to get a copy.
15am and then have spent the rest of the day breathing shallowly and moaning quietly to myself.
Elytral striae represented by shallowly impressed, shining double lines, interrupted by small punctures separated by 2-3 diam of a puncture; intervals on disc with sparse, minute, simple punctures; lateral intervals with small, setigerous tubercles, setae erect and minute.
The woman's body was buried shallowly, where the dry air and sand quickly sucked all the body fluids, thus arresting decomposition and mummifying her.
The reason for this is because the club head is hitting on or above the equator of the ball and this is caused by the club travelling too shallowly into the ball.
The CMA is a signal to employers and peers of your skills, intelligence, dedication, and commitment to personal and professional development--all attributes that can otherwise only be shallowly expressed in a cover letter.
If, for instance, you are looking to control your weight - and shallowly or not, I am - running wins, going away.