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slow

 (slō)
adj. slow·er, slow·est
1.
a. Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed: a slow train; slow walkers.
b. Marked by a retarded tempo: a slow waltz.
2.
a. Taking or requiring a long time: the slow job of making bread.
b. Taking more time than is usual: a slow worker; slow progress in the peace negotiations.
3. Allowing movement or action only at a low speed: a slow track; a slow infield.
4. Registering a time or rate behind or below the correct one: a slow clock.
5. Lacking in promptness or willingness; not precipitate: They were slow to accept our invitation.
6. Characterized by a low volume of sales or transactions: Business was slow today.
7. Lacking liveliness or interest; boring: a slow party.
8. Not having or exhibiting intellectual or mental quickness: a slow learner.
9. Only moderately warm; low: a slow oven.
adv. slower, slowest
1. So as to fall behind the correct time or rate: The watch runs slow.
2. At a low speed: Go slow!
v. slowed, slow·ing, slows
v.tr.
1. To make slow or slower.
2. To delay; retard.
v.intr.
To become slow or slower.

[Middle English, from Old English slāw.]

slow′ly adv.
slow′ness n.
Synonyms: slow, dilatory, leisurely, laggard
These adjectives mean taking more time than is usual or necessary. Slow is the least specific: a slow bus; a slow heartbeat; slow to anger. Dilatory implies lack of promptness caused by delay, procrastination, or indifference: paid a late fee because I was dilatory in paying the bill. Leisurely suggests a relaxed lack of haste: went for a leisurely walk by the river. Laggard implies hanging back or falling behind: "the horses' laggard pace" (Rudyard Kipling).

slow

(sləʊ)
adj
1. performed or occurring during a comparatively long interval of time
2. lasting a comparatively long time: a slow journey.
3. characterized by lack of speed: a slow walker.
4. (prenominal) adapted to or productive of slow movement: the slow lane of a motorway.
5. (Horology) (of a clock, etc) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
6. given to or characterized by a leisurely or lazy existence: a slow town.
7. not readily responsive to stimulation; intellectually unreceptive: a slow mind.
8. dull or uninteresting: the play was very slow.
9. not easily aroused: a slow temperament.
10. lacking promptness or immediacy: a slow answer.
11. unwilling to perform an action or enter into a state: slow to anger.
12. behind the times
13. (Commerce) (of trade, etc) unproductive; slack
14. (of a fire) burning weakly
15. (Cookery) (of an oven) cool
16. (Photography) photog requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density: a slow lens.
17. (General Sporting Terms) sport (of a track, etc) tending to reduce the speed of the ball or the competitors
18. (Cricket) cricket (of a bowler, etc) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin
adv
in a manner characterized by lack of speed; slowly
vb
(often foll by: up or down) to decrease or cause to decrease in speed, efficiency, etc
[Old English slāw sluggish; related to Old High German slēo dull, Old Norse slǣr, Dutch sleeuw slow]
ˈslowly adv
ˈslowness n

slow

(sloʊ)

adj. and
adv. slow•er, slow•est,
v. adj.
1. moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed: a slow train.
2. characterized by lack of speed: a slow pace.
3. taking or requiring a comparatively long time.
4. gradual: slow growth.
5. mentally dull: a slow child.
6. not readily disposed (usu. fol. by to or an infinitive): slow to anger.
7. burning or heating with little intensity: a slow oven.
8. slack; not busy: a slow stock market.
9. progressing or allowing progress at less than the usual or desired rate of speed: a slow worker; a slow road.
10. running at less than the proper rate of speed, as a clock.
11. dull or tedious: a slow party.
12. Photog. requiring long exposure, as by having a small lens diameter or low film sensitivity.
13. (of the surface of a race track) sticky from a recent rain and in the process of drying out.
adv.
14. in a slow manner; slowly: Drive slow.
v.t.
15. to make slow or slower (often fol. by up or down).
16. to reduce the progress of.
v.i.
17. to slacken in speed (often fol. by up or down).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English slāw, c. Frisian sleau, Old Saxon slēu, Old High German slēo, Old Norse slǣr; compare sloth]
slow′ly, adv.
slow′ness, n.
syn: slow, deliberate, gradual, leisurely mean unhurried or not happening rapidly. slow means acting or moving without haste: a slow procession of cars. deliberate implies the slowness that marks careful consideration: a deliberate and calculating manner. gradual suggests the slowness of something that advances one step at a time: a gradual improvement. leisurely means moving with the slowness allowed by ample time or the absence of pressure: a leisurely stroll.
usage: As an adverb, slow has two forms, slow and slowly, and both are standard today. slow is informal, now used chiefly in imperative constructions with short verbs of motion (Drive slow. Don't walk so slow.), more commonly in speech than in writing, though it occurs widely on traffic and road signs. slow also combines with present participles in forming adjectives: slow-burning; slow-moving. slowly is by far the more common form of the adverb in writing. In both speech and writing it is the usual form following verbs that are not imperatives: He drove slowly down the street. See also quick, sure.

slow


Past participle: slowed
Gerund: slowing

Imperative
slow
slow
Present
I slow
you slow
he/she/it slows
we slow
you slow
they slow
Preterite
I slowed
you slowed
he/she/it slowed
we slowed
you slowed
they slowed
Present Continuous
I am slowing
you are slowing
he/she/it is slowing
we are slowing
you are slowing
they are slowing
Present Perfect
I have slowed
you have slowed
he/she/it has slowed
we have slowed
you have slowed
they have slowed
Past Continuous
I was slowing
you were slowing
he/she/it was slowing
we were slowing
you were slowing
they were slowing
Past Perfect
I had slowed
you had slowed
he/she/it had slowed
we had slowed
you had slowed
they had slowed
Future
I will slow
you will slow
he/she/it will slow
we will slow
you will slow
they will slow
Future Perfect
I will have slowed
you will have slowed
he/she/it will have slowed
we will have slowed
you will have slowed
they will have slowed
Future Continuous
I will be slowing
you will be slowing
he/she/it will be slowing
we will be slowing
you will be slowing
they will be slowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slowing
you have been slowing
he/she/it has been slowing
we have been slowing
you have been slowing
they have been slowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slowing
you will have been slowing
he/she/it will have been slowing
we will have been slowing
you will have been slowing
they will have been slowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slowing
you had been slowing
he/she/it had been slowing
we had been slowing
you had been slowing
they had been slowing
Conditional
I would slow
you would slow
he/she/it would slow
we would slow
you would slow
they would slow
Past Conditional
I would have slowed
you would have slowed
he/she/it would have slowed
we would have slowed
you would have slowed
they would have slowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slow - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
slow up, slow, slow down - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
delay, detain, hold up - cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
2.slow - become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
3.slow - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
bog, bog down - cause to slow down or get stuck; "The vote would bog down the house"
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
constipate, clog - impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"
Adj.1.slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
gradual - proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices"
unhurried - relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
2.slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
3.slow - slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
4.slow - (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"
fast - (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"
5.slow - so lacking in interest as to cause mental wearinessslow - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
6.slow - (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
inactive - lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
Adv.1.slow - without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.slow - of timepiecesslow - of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

slow

adjective
2. prolonged, time-consuming, protracted, long-drawn-out, lingering, gradual The distribution of passports has been a slow process.
3. unwilling to, reluctant to, loath to, averse to, hesitant to, disinclined to, indisposed to He was not slow to take up the offer.
4. late, unpunctual, behindhand, behind, tardy My watch is slow.
5. tardy, dilatory, late, behindhand, backward They have been slow in responding.
6. stupid, dim, dense, thick, dull, dumb (informal), retarded, bovine, dozy (Brit. informal), unresponsive, obtuse, slow on the uptake (informal), braindead (informal), dull-witted, blockish, slow-witted He got hit in the head and he's been a bit slow since.
stupid quick, bright, smart, clever, sharp, intelligent, perceptive, quick-witted
verb
1. (often with down) decelerate, brake, lag The car slowed down as they passed customs.
2. (often with down) delay, hold up, hinder, check, restrict, handicap, detain, curb, retard, rein in Damage to the turbine slowed the work down.
delay accelerate, speed up, quicken, help, aid, advance, boost, pick up speed
slow down relax, rest, calm down, unwind, chill out (slang, chiefly U.S.), take it easy, slacken (off), lighten up (slang), put your feet up, hang loose (slang), mellow out (informal), outspan (S. African) You will need to slow down for a while.

slow

adjective
1. Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired:
Informal: poky.
2. Characterized by reduced economic activity:
3. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
Informal: soft.
adverb
So as to fall behind schedule:
Idiom: behind time.
verb
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired.Down or up:
Translations
بَطيءبَطِيءبَطيء الفَهْممُتأخِّرَهيُبْطِئ
pomalýzpomalitzpožďující se
langsombagud
hidasjätättää
spor
lassúnehéz felfogású
hægja á sérhægurof seinntregur
遅い
느린
lėtėtilėtintilėtumasnegabusnenuovokus
lēnsneapķērīgsnesteidzīgssamazināt ātrumuvēlāks
meškaťpomalý
počasenupočasniti
långsam
ช้า
yavaşyavaşla makağırgerigüç öğrenen
chậm chạp

slow

[sləʊ] (slower (compar) (slowest (superl)))
A. ADJ
1. (= not speedy) [vehicle, music, progress, death, pulse] → lento
putting them all in order is slow workes un trabajo lento ponerlos todos en orden
this car is slower than my old oneeste coche corre menos que el que tenía antes
he's a slow eatercome despacio
to be slow in doing sthtardar or (LAm) demorar en hacer algo
she wasn't slow in taking up their offerno tardó en aceptar su ofrecimiento
extra lessons for slow learnersclases extra para alumnos con problemas de aprendizaje
it has a slow punctureestá perdiendo aire poco a poco
he's a slow readerlee despacio
after a slow start, he managed to end up in third placedespués de un comienzo flojo, consiguió llegar en tercer puesto
to be slow to do sthtardar or (LAm) demorar en hacer algo
they were slow to acttardaron en actuar
he's slow to learnaprende lentamente, tarda mucho en aprender
to be slow to angertener mucho aguante
see also going A1
see also mark 2 A6
see also uptake 1
2. [clock, watch] → atrasado
my watch is 20 minutes slowmi reloj está 20 minutos atrasado
3. (= mentally sluggish) → torpe, lento
he's a bit slow at mathses algo torpe para las matemáticas
4. (= boring, dull) [match, game, film, plot] → lento, pesado; [party, evening] → pesado, aburrido
business is slowhay poco movimiento (en el negocio)
life here is slowaquí se vive a un ritmo lento or pausado
5. (Culin) cook over a slow heatcocinar a fuego lento
bake for two hours in a slow ovencocer dos horas en el horno a fuego lento
6. (Sport) [pitch, track, surface] → lento
7. (Phot) [film] → lento
B. ADVdespacio, lentamente, lento
I began to walk slower and slowerempecé a andar cada vez más despacio or lentamente or lento
how slow would you like me to play?¿cómo de lento le gustaría que tocara?
to go slow [driver] → conducir despacio; (in industrial dispute) → trabajar a ritmo lento, hacer huelga de celo (Sp)
C. VT (also slow down, slow up) [+ person] → retrasar; [+ progress] → retrasardisminuir el ritmo de; [+ engine, machine] → reducir la marcha de; [+ reactions] → entorpecer; [+ economy] → ralentizar; [+ development] → retardar
he slowed his car before turning in at the gateredujo la marcha del coche antes de entrar por el portón
they want to slow the pace of reformquieren reducir el ritmo de la reforma
as she approached, she slowed her pacea medida que se acercaba, fue aminorando la marcha or fue aflojando el paso
we slowed our speed to 30 miles an hourredujimos la velocidad a 30 millas por hora
that car is slowing (up or down) the trafficaquel coche está entorpeciendo la circulación
D. VI [vehicle, runner] → reducir la marcha; [driver] → reducir la velocidad or la marcha; [growth] → disminuir; [breathing] → hacerse más lento
production has slowed to almost nothingla producción ha bajado casi a cero
he slowed to a walkaflojó la marcha y se puso a caminar
the car slowed to a stopel coche redujo la marcha hasta detenerse
the flow of refugees has slowed to a trickleel flujo de refugiados se ha reducido a un goteo
E. CPD slow burn N (US) he did a slow burnfue poniéndose cada vez más furioso
slow cooker Nolla f eléctrica de cocción lenta
slow fuse Nespoleta f retardada
slow handclap N (Brit) (by audience) → palmadas fpl lentas
he was given a slow handclaprecibió palmadas lentas
slow lane N (Brit) (Aut) → carril m de la izquierda; (most countries) → carril m de la derecha
slow motion N (Cine) in slow motiona or (LAm) en cámara lenta
see also slow-motion slow train N (Brit) tren que para en todas las estaciones
slow down
A. VI + ADV
1. (= go slower) [engine, vehicle, runner] → reducir la marcha; [driver] → reducir la velocidad or la marcha
slow down, I can't keep up with you (to sb running) → no corras tanto, no puedo seguirte; (to sb speaking) → no hables tan rápido, que no te sigo
2. (= work less) you must slow down or you'll make yourself illtienes que aflojar el ritmo de vida o te pondrás enfermo
B. VT + ADV
1. (= reduce speed of) [+ vehicle] → reducir la velocidad de
his injury slowed him downsu lesión le restaba rapidez
2. (= cause delay to) → retrasar
all these interruptions have slowed us downtodas estas interrupciones nos han retrasado
slow off VI + ADV = slow D
slow up VI + ADV & VT + ADV = slow down

slow

[ˈsləʊ]
adj [movement, progress] → lent(e); [person] → lent(e)
He's a slow driver
BUT Il conduit lentement.
at a slow speed → à petite vitesse
"slow" (road sign)"ralentir"
(in learning, understanding)lent(e)
He's a bit slow → Il est un peu lent.
to be slow to do sth → être lent(e) à faire qch
The government has been slow to act → Le gouvernement a été lent à agir.
Don't worry if your child is slow to learn to walk → Ne vous inquiétez pas si votre enfant met longtemps à apprendre à marcher.
[watch] to be slow → retarder
My watch is 20 minutes slow → Ma montre retarde de 20 minutes.
to be slow [business, trade] → marcher au ralenti
Business is slow → Les affaires marchent au ralenti.
advlentement
Drive slower! → Conduisez plus lentement!
to go slow [driver] → rouler lentement; [workers] → faire la grève perlée
vt [+ production] → ralentir
to slow one's speed [driver] → ralentir
vi (= get slower) → se ralentir
slow down
viralentir
Slow down, you're driving too fast! → Ralentis, tu vas trop vite!
vt sep [+ car]
She slowed the car down to 10 miles per hour → Elle a ralenti jusqu'à ne plus faire que 15 km/h.slow-acting [ˌsləʊˈæktɪŋ] adjqui agit lentement, à action lente

slow

adj (+er)
langsam; it’s slow workdas braucht seine Zeit; he’s a slow learner/readerer lernt/liest langsam; it was slow goinges ging nur langsam voran; to get off to a slow start (race) → schlecht vom Start kommen; (project) → nur langsam in Gang kommen; at (a) slow speedmit langsamer Geschwindigkeit; this method is slow but suredieses Verfahren ist langsam, aber sicher; to be slow to do somethingsich (dat)mit etw Zeit lassen; to be slow in doing somethingsich (dat)Zeit damit lassen, etw zu tun; not to be slow to do something or in doing somethingetw prompt erledigen; he is slow to make up his minder braucht lange, um sich zu entscheiden; he is slow to angerer wird nicht so leicht wütend; they were slow to actsie ließen sich (dat)Zeit; to be (20 minutes) slow (clock) → (20 Minuten) nachgehen
(= stupid) personlangsam, begriffsstutzig ? uptake
(= dull) person, place, eventlangweilig
(Comm: = slack) → flau; business is slowdas Geschäft ist flau or geht schlecht
(= unhurried)ruhig; life there is slowdas Leben dort ist ruhig
(= slowing down movement) surface, track, pitchlangsam; (because of rain etc) → schwer; (= slow-burning) firelangsam brennend; bake in a slow ovenbei schwacher Hitze backen
adv (+er)langsam; to go slow (driver) → langsam fahren; (workers) → einen Bummelstreik machen; slow-spokenlangsam sprechend; “slow” (on sign) → langsam fahren
visich verlangsamen; (= drive/walk more slowly)langsamer fahren/gehen; (inflation)abnehmen; to slow to a stop/standstilllangsam zum Halten/zum Stillstand kommen
vtverlangsamen; he slowed his horse to a walker ließ sein Pferd langsamer gehen; he slowed his speed to 30 miles an hourer verminderte seine Geschwindigkeit auf 30 Meilen pro Stunde

slow

:
slow-acting
adj poisonlangsam wirkend; (Tech also) → träge (ansprechend); medicine, therapyLangzeit-
slow-burning
adj candlelangsam herunterbrennend; fire alsolangsam brennend; (fig) rage, angerschwelend; slow stoveDauerbrandofen m
slowcoach
n (Brit inf) → Langweiler(in) m(f); (mentally) → Transuse f (inf)
slow cooker
nReiskocher m
slowdown
n
(= slowing)Verlangsamung f (→ in, of +gen)
(US: = go-slow) → Bummelstreik m
slow film
slow food
n (Cook) → Slow Food nt
slow fuse
nZündschnur f
slow handclap
nrhythmisches Klatschen (zum Zeichen des Protests); to give somebody the/a slowdurch Klatschen gegen jdn protestieren
slow lane
n (Aut) → Kriechspur f; life in the slow (fig)das ruhige or gemächliche Leben

slow

:
slow march
nTrauermarsch m
slow match
n (Mil Hist) → Zündschnur f, → Lunte f
slow motion
nZeitlupe f; in slowin Zeitlupe
slow-motion
adj a slow shoteine Einstellung in Zeitlupe
slow-moving
adjsich (nur) langsam bewegend; traffickriechend; riverlangsam fließend; bureaucracyträge, schwerfällig; plotlangatmig; filmlangsam

slow

:
slow poison
slowpoke
n (US inf) = slowcoach
slow puncture
n (esp Brit) → langsam Luft ablassendes Loch ntin einem Reifen
slow train
n (Brit) → Personenzug m, → Bummelzug m (inf)
slow virus
nSlow-Virus m
slow-witted
slowworm

slow

[sləʊ] (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
1. adj
a. (gen) → lento/a
at a slow speed → a bassa velocità
she's a slow worker → lavora lentamente
this car is slower than my old one → questa macchina è meno veloce di quella che avevo
the slow lane → la corsia per il traffico lento
to be slow to act/decide → essere lento/a ad agire/a decidere
to be slow to anger (liter) → non arrabbiarsi facilmente
b. (of clock) to be slowessere or andare indietro
my watch is 20 minutes slow → il mio orologio è indietro di 20 minuti
c. (person, stupid) → lento/a, tardo/a
slow to understand/notice → tardo/a a capire/notare
he's a bit slow at maths → fa un po' di fatica in matematica
d. (boring, dull, film, play) → lento/a; (party) → poco movimentato/a
life here is slow → qui la vita scorre lenta
the game is very slow → il gioco è molto lento
business is slow (Comm) → gli affari procedono a rilento
e. (slowing down movement, pitch, track, surface) → pesante
bake for two hours in a slow oven → cuocere per due ore nel forno a bassa temperatura
2. advlentamente
to go slow (driver) → andare piano (in industrial dispute) → attuare uno sciopero bianco (be cautious) → andare con i piedi di piombo
"(go) slow" → "rallentare"
3. vt (also slow down, slow up) (progress, machine) → rallentare; (person) → far rallentare; (pace of novel) → rendere più lento/a
the interruptions have slowed us down → le interruzioni ci hanno fatto perdere tempo
that car slows up the traffic → quella macchina fa rallentare il traffico
4. vi (also slow down, slow up) → rallentare
production has slowed to almost nothing → la produzione si è ridotta a livelli minimi

slow

(sləu) adjective
1. not fast; not moving quickly; taking a long time. a slow train; The service at that restaurant is very slow; He was very slow to offer help.
2. (of a clock etc) showing a time earlier than the actual time; behind in time. My watch is five minutes slow.
3. not clever; not quick at learning. He's particularly slow at arithmetic.
verb
to make, or become slower. The car slowed to take the corner.
ˈslowly adverb
He slowly opened his eyes; He drove home slowly.
ˈslowness noun
slow motion
movement which is slower than normal or actual movement especially as a special effect in films. Let's watch it, in slow motion.
slow down/up
to make or become slower. The police were warning drivers to slow down; The fog was slowing up the traffic.

slow

بَطِيء pomalý langsom langsam αργός lento hidas lent spor lento 遅い 느린 langzaam langsom powolny devagar медленный långsam ช้า yavaş chậm chạp 缓慢的

slow

a. lento-a, pausado-a, despacioso-a; [clock] atrasado, retrasado;
adv. lentamente, pausadamente, más despacio;
v.
to ___ downir más despacio; tener más calma.

slow

adj lento
References in classic literature ?
We `did' London to our heart's content, thanks to Fred and Frank, and were sorry to go away, for though English people are slow to take you in, when they once make up their minds to do it they cannot be outdone in hospitality, I think.
On the country roads after she had gotten out of sight of the houses she let the horses slow down to a walk and her wild, reckless mood passed.
The light air about me told me that the world ended here: only the ground and sun and sky were left, and if one went a little farther there would be only sun and sky, and one would float off into them, like the tawny hawks which sailed over our heads making slow shadows on the grass.
If her husband did not adore her, he was a brute, deserving of death by slow torture.
No sooner were these females seated, than their attendant sprang lightly into the saddle of the war-horse, when the whole three bowed to Webb, who in courtesy, awaited their parting on the threshold of his cabin and turning their horses' heads, they proceeded at a slow amble, followed by their train, toward the northern entrance of the encampment.
To go of errands with his slow and shuffling gait, which made you doubt how he ever was to arrive anywhere; to saw a small household's foot or two of firewood, or knock to pieces an old barrel, or split up a pine board for kindling-stuff; in summer, to dig the few yards of garden ground appertaining to a low-rented tenement, and share the produce of his labor at the halves; in winter, to shovel away the snow from the sidewalk, or open paths to the woodshed, or along the clothes-line; such were some of the essential offices which Uncle Venner performed among at least a score of families.
He presented the cup to Hester, who received it with a slow, earnest look into his face; not precisely a look of fear, yet full of doubt and questioning as to what his purposes might be.
I was conscious as I spoke that I looked prodigious things, for I got the slow reflection of them in my companion's face.
As a measure of economy, however, I put some of the heavier baggage on the shoreward parts, to go as slow freight.
I took one slow step at a time and there warn't a sound, only I thought I could hear my heart.
The slow days drifted on, and each left behind it a slightly lightened weight of apprehension.
I am afraid I led that boy a dog's life, for as he was new to the work, I had a hundred opportunities of setting him right and putting him down, and I was not slow to profit by them.