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In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees.‘the situation gradually improved’‘gradually, his powers of speech returned’
slowly, moderately, unhurriedly, cautiously, gently, gingerly, circumspectly, unspectacularlyView synonyms
- ‘He gradually built up a reputation and by the Sixties he was an international celebrity.’
- ‘The light seeped gradually through the trees as morning slowly came to the jungle.’
- ‘The family claim they were gradually abandoned on account of their lowly social status.’
- ‘Continue gradually adding all the flour until it is the consistency of a dough.’
- ‘The parliament is gradually getting its act together and is growing in confidence by the day.’
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