• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slows (Med) Milk sickness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate
    • n slows Milk-sickness.
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  • Proverb
    “Slow help is no help.”
  • Bible
    “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”
  • Ovid
    “We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.”
  • Ovid
    “People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.”
  • Proverb
    “Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.”


Slow and steady wins the race - This expression means that consistency, although progress may be slow, will eventually be more beneficial than being hasty or careless just to get something done.
Slow boat to China - This idiom is used to describe something that is very slow and takes a long time.
Slow but sure - If something or someone is slow but sure, they may take their time to do something, but they are reliable.
Slow off the mark - If people are slow off the mark, they are slow to respond or act in a situation.


In literature:

She lay flat and exhausted, and the embrace of her loving arms was slow and frail.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Before applying leeches the part must be thoroughly cleansed, and if the leech is slow to bite, may be smeared with cream.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
When I say slow, I mean slow-burning when compared with explosive.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Place the pan over a slow fire and simmer until the ears are thoroughly cooked.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Disease of the prostate being slow in its inception and progress, is also slow to yield even to the most skillful treatment.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The tannishness which was the coast of Africa crept with astonishing slowness toward the center of what he could see.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Civilization is a plant of slow growth, as evidenced by the history of all Nations that have accomplished great things in the past.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
For slow speeds and heavy duty, the tracks carried the burden.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
But it seemed such a slow mode of progress.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Dale likewise hit in his direction, a slow low fly, difficult to judge.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
The slowness of the steamer fretted him.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Milton was slow in getting his signals off and the rest of you were slow in starting.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
It was cut into thin strips and hung on a willow framework in the sun with a slow fire beneath.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Slow practice is undoubtedly the basis for quick playing; but quick playing is not an immediate result of slow practice.
"Piano Playing" by Josef Hofmann
Slow and easy gaits are as valuable to the park-hack as long wind and speed to the racer.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
The change will be slow.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
Then gradually he slowed up his steeplechaser, jerking powerfully at the bridles.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Put in a dry warm place until a crust forms on top (a few hours will be required), and then bake in a slow oven.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
Five fire-tinted men broke away, soundless to Ben, moving with apparent slowness.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
His orders were whispered into Steve's ear, and every movement was slow and gradual.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton

In poetry:

If you did not wish to grow
I should be a sorry man;
I should think my boy was dull and slow,
Nor worthy of his clan.
"Willie's Question" by George MacDonald
The slow craft plunges nor’ward
And welters on the blue:
My thoughts are floating forward
And swooping home to you.
"The Liner" by John Le Gay Brereton
I followed slow her flying feet
In idlest heaviness,
But oh! my heart it laught to see
Roar through the proud express.
"Seeing Her Off" by Arthur Graeme West
The street to-night is empty,
And the last slow footstep gone;
The windows grow darker and darker,
And I am left alone.
"Night In The Village" by Alexander Anderson
Counting the beats,
Counting the slow heart beats,
The bleeding to death of time in slow heart beats,
Wakeful they lie.
"Counting The Beats" by Robert Graves
Oh, sad are winter nights, and slow;
And sad's a song that's dumb;
And sad it is to lie and know
Another dawn will come.
"The Small Hours" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Inskip mural to establish identity, slow traffic.
On their fourth and best album, Montreal's slow-burning celluloid heroes Godspeed You.
Democracy's Growth in Africa: Slow, Violent, and Worth Celebrating.
The performance of carriers is slowing the performance of mobile sites, index finds.
That you wanted to slow down in business and follow me into campaigns against homelessness, poverty and AIDS.
New Turbo EP showcases slow-burning Munich machine music.
Plus the upside of slowing down.
It was a slow start but a strong finish for the Collins football team Friday night.
Local 7-year-old will not let disease slow her down.
Bonuses on a Slow Boil.
Saginaw's slow start dooms Spirit in 8-5 OHL loss to Barrie Colts.
And when that happens, the charm of these wonderful, old slow-flying biplanes can be so easily lost.
Beautiful Swimmers want you to start your summer off slow: Margarita slow.
A management expert offers some tips on how to get slow payers to pay and what slow payments might mean.
FAIRBANKS — The Yupik word, "Kuskokwim," loosely translated into English, means "a big slow moving thing," which, as we began our canoe trip, I was very happy that it was — slow and safe.

In science:

The existence of computable slow manifold at a particular value of ε thus implies the existence of computable slow manifolds at all smaller values of ε.
Rigorous Enclosures of a Slow Manifold
The property that our enclosures were aligned with the flow in the sense that for one of the slow variables the vector field is non-zero, was crucial for proving the existence of computable slow manifolds.
Rigorous Enclosures of a Slow Manifold
These slow waves are consistent with pseudo-wave interpretations although a slow-mode wave travelling at almost 90◦ with respect to the ambient magnetic field is another possibility Podladchikova et al. (2010).
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
We say that a function L(·) is slow ly varying at infinity if limx→∞ L(tx)/L(x) = 1 for al l fixed t > 0. A distribution function F is said to be regularly varying with index α > 0, F ∈ R−α , if F (x) = 1 − F (x) = x−αL(x) with L(·) slow ly varying.
Directed random graphs with given degree distributions
Invariant manifolds are geometric structures in state space that help describe dynamical behaviors of dynamical systems. A slow manifold is a special invariant manifold, with an exponential attracting property and with the dimension the same as the number of slow variables.
Approximation of Random Slow Manifolds and Settling of Inertial Particles under Uncertainty
Existence for slow manifolds of stochastic dynamical systems with slow-fast time scales has been investigated recently [12, 7].
Approximation of Random Slow Manifolds and Settling of Inertial Particles under Uncertainty
We comment that approximations for individual solution paths (not a stochastic slow manifold) for stochastic slow-fast systems have been well investigated [6, 2, 10].
Approximation of Random Slow Manifolds and Settling of Inertial Particles under Uncertainty
We first examine the existence of a random slow manifold for a slow-fast stochastic dynamical system, then devise an approximation method for this slow manifold, and thus obtain a low dimensional, reduced system for the evolution of slow dynamics.
Approximation of Random Slow Manifolds and Settling of Inertial Particles under Uncertainty
Then, for sufficiently smal l ε, there exists a random slow manifold ˜Mε (ω ) = (ξ , ˜hε(ξ , ω )) for the random slow-fast system (2.6).
Approximation of Random Slow Manifolds and Settling of Inertial Particles under Uncertainty
In fact, it can also be regarded as to decompose slow waves at ε2 -wavelength and fast waves at other wavelengths, thus it can also be called as fast-slow frequency (FSF) decomposition.
Uniformly correct multiscale time integrators for highly oscillatory second order differential equations
This slows down the process of solving the elliptic equations and therefore slows down the code. A more fundamental difficulty has to do with waves produced in the collapse process.
Numerical evolution of Brill waves
If the evolution of clusters is slow (see, e.g., Dickinson, these proceedings), not so slow is the evolution of science.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
With the enhanced experimental sensitivity that has been or will be achieved the real question is: ”How slow is slow and how tiny is tiny?” Flavour changing neutral current transitions D → l+ l− , D → γX and D → l+ l−X can be generated by effective local operators due to loop effects in analogy to rare B decays.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
The standard braking scenario predicts that the orbital evolution of CVs slows down as they approach the minimum orbital period, after which their orbital period increases again at a very slow rate.
Disks surrounding Cataclysmic Binaries
The tests include a suite of non-relativistic and relativistic MHD shock tube tests, the fast and slow rarefaction and slow magnetosonic shock tests of Komissarov (1999), and simple Alfv´en pulse propagation.
A Numerical Method for General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics