• WordNet 3.6
    • n slowness a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    • n slowness lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
    • n slowness unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate
    • n Slowness The quality or state of being slow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
    • n slowness The state or character of being slow, in any sense.
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  • Bible
    “Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “His thoughts were slow. His words were few and never formed to glisten. But he was a joy to all his friends, you should have heard him LISTEN!”
  • Aesop
    “Slow and steady wins the race.”
  • Voltaire
    “Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.”


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:

They've resorted to the slow land routes.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Pani, are people slow when they get old?
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
But our side-roll slowed.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Finding the method slow and laborious, he invented the washing machine, and made a fortune.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Presently Trigger sensed they were slowing and losing altitude.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Gentle, slow, steady motion of the hand is best for this.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The species is slow in developing its flower-stem, and the best for cultivation.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The miller was a slow man, but to-day there was a red in his cheek and a light in his eye.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
And, then Tex slipped down an' stepped slow to the Red King's head.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
They are so slow down here.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

In poetry:

'Is it dark or light below?
Oh, but is it cold like snow?
Dost thou feel the green things grow
Fast or slow?
"Songs In A Cornfield" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Along the pathway lonely
My horse is walking slow;
Three living creatures only,
He, I, and a home-bound crow!
"Picture Songs" by George MacDonald
The heaviness I felt was all around.
No joy sang in the wind.
Only dull slow life everywhere,
And in my mind.
"Happiness" by John Freeman
And now I have another lad!
No longer need you tell
How all my nights are slow and sad
For loving you too well.
"The Danger Of Writing Defiant Verse" by Dorothy Parker
Far in the gold-embroidered west
The round and red sun lay,
Like a great wound upon the breast
Of the slow-dying day.
"A Sunset" by Charles Hanson Towne
For, through the shining multitude,
With feeble step and slow,
A weary man, in garments rude,
All falteringly did go.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald

In news:

Slow starts are becoming commonplace for the Hutchinson Community College volleyball team.
Snow will slow start of backcountry summer.
A rollover crash slowed down traffic Tuesday on southbound I-15 at near the Balboa Avenue onramp.
Na is slow, but Sawgrass hecklers took it too far.
They've skyrocketed in the past month and show no signs of slowing down.
Don't let bitterness slow you down, full speed ahead.
That wasn't going to slow him down.
Most people don't take a second glance at this compact, slow-growing shrub bristling with spiny, gray-black branches.
When the economy began to turn, construction was one of the first industries to slow down.
Third-ranked Minneota bounces back from slow first set to beat Panthers 3-1.
Blue cheese and slow-cooked onions turn a grilled portobello into an indulgent portobello burger.
In their green zone they sang my name And in the rhythm of the swim I hummed a two-four-time slow hymn.
Blue Water Bridge slowed by work.
Cayuga County is slow to report election results due to unknown issues CNY Central has calls out to the Board of Elections.
This centenarian 's version of slowing down in the past decade is to limit her travel to places near her Florida home – South America, for example.

In science:

The solution x(t) exhibits a very slow power-law decay in 1/t1/4 , modulated by oscillations which slow down in the course of time.
On stochastic differential equations with random delay
In the time series, we recognize the slow variable x (the ice volume), while y exhibits slow-fast dynamics.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Time series : x (the ice volume) is the slow variable, while y exhibits slow-fast dynamics.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
The slow-fast variable is y, while x is always slow.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
By varying ε , we can adjust the respective time scales of the x and y variables; for ε < 1, the slow-fast variable is x and the slow variable is y.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?