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Definition of Slow

Slow

  1. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  2. Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.
  3. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
  4. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
  5. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
  6. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
  7. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
  8. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.
  9. Slowly.
  10. To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.
  11. To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.
  12. A moth.

Slow Quotations

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
Mother Teresa

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Abraham Lincoln

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. - Moliere
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Moliere
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Slow Translations

slow in Danish is langsom
slow in Dutch is langzaam
slow in Italian is fiacco, guardingo, lungo
slow in Latin is tardus, piger pigra pigrum, bardus
slow in Norwegian is langsom
slow in Portuguese is lento
slow in Spanish is lento, desaplicado, sentado

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