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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Slowly
 
  Slowly, as a man in doubt.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Slowly like one impelled by an unseen force.
            —Agnes and Egerton Castle
  2
  It came on slowly, like a cloud when there is no wind.
            —Charles Dickens
  3
  Slowly as shadows creep at set of sun.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
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  Works as slowly as old Doctor Time in curing folly.
            —George Eliot
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  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
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Slowly, as falls a tear that slowly starts
From some great agony.
            —Norman Gale
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  Slowly filling with life as a moon with silver.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
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  Slowly, as when walking-beam first feels the gathering bead of steam.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Sail, slowly as an icy isle
Upon a calm sea drifting.
            —John Keats
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  He slowly moves, like a cloud of thunder, when the sultry plain of summer is silent and dark.
            —Ossian
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  As slowly, as sadly, as a hare that the greyhounds have coursed drags itself through the grasses and ferns.
            —Ouida
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  Slowly like the heave and roll of a glassy sea.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
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