English is not a dull language; on the contrary, it’s very interesting and full of synonyms. Synonyms are words that have the same, or nearly the same meaning as another in the language. Thanks to these words, there are numerous ways how we can express ourselves. Looking up synonyms will help you broaden your vocabulary and it will give you speech a cultured manner. In this blog post, we will show you the many ways you can use the meaning of the word “slowly” in a sentence.
in a slow manner; at a slow speed
Cook the rice slowly. I drove slowly back home.
at a slow pace
This phrase is used to describe something or someone moving slow.
They are going at a slow pace with the investigation to ensure they don’t make a mistake.
This means to do something with little urgency.
He continued to walk across the street without hurrying and showed little regard for his safety.
This adverb is used to describe doing something in a leisurely and unhurried manner.
She unhurriedly delivered her speech, in an effort to delay the vote.
This adverb is often used to describe how something, or someone might move at a regular and controlled manner.
The results show we have steadily improved our market share.
at a leisurely pace
This phrase is used to describe how someone, or something moves or does something in a relaxed and unhurried manner.
Samantha was in no hurry to get home and walked at a leisurely pace.
at a snail’s pace
This idiom describes someone or something moving or performing an action in a very slow and deliberate manner.
The committee is moving at a snail’s pace and is no hurry to make a decision on my request.
slowly but surely
This phrase is used to describe someone or something making slow and definite progress. It’s often used to emphasize that something is happening or being done even though it is not happening or being done quickly.
I can ensure you that we are moving slowly but surely to process your paperwork; these things take time.
This is used to describe how something is done in small stages over a long period of time, rather than immediately.
He gradually moved the company through the crisis and is now considered the best candidate for the CEO position.
bit by bit
An idiom used to describe how something is done in small amounts, and/or how somebody might complete a task.
Bit by bit, we will get to the bottom of who committed the crime.
little by little
This is used to describe a process that moves in small increments.
Little by little, people will understand how and why we need to make these changes.
step by step
This phrase is used to describe how something, or someone does a task or action in a careful, procedural manner, from stage to stage.
We need to take things step by step to ensure the product has no problems and our customer is happy.