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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Slowly, as a man in doubt.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Slowly like one impelled by an unseen force.
            —Agnes and Egerton Castle
  It came on slowly, like a cloud when there is no wind.
            —Charles Dickens
  Slowly as shadows creep at set of sun.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  Works as slowly as old Doctor Time in curing folly.
            —George Eliot
  Her heart beat more and more slowly, more gently and uncertainly, like a spring which is growing exhausted, like an echo which is sinking away.
            —Gustave Flaubert
Slowly, as falls a tear that slowly starts
From some great agony.
            —Norman Gale
  Slowly filling with life as a moon with silver.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Slowly, as when walking-beam first feels the gathering bead of steam.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sail, slowly as an icy isle
Upon a calm sea drifting.
            —John Keats
  He slowly moves, like a cloud of thunder, when the sultry plain of summer is silent and dark.
  As slowly, as sadly, as a hare that the greyhounds have coursed drags itself through the grasses and ferns.
  Slowly like the heave and roll of a glassy sea.
            —John. C. Van Dyke

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