One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It's said that the seeming gradualness of change in its early stages is fatally deceptive, that when the tipping point is reached disaster will unfold with the speed and force of a global avalanche.’
- ‘The Catholic Church, as one is regularly reminded, is like a very big ship that turns slowly, and, in the gradualness of the turning, ‘turning points’ are hard to specify, but there is a sense that change is underway.’
- ‘Global warming might one day be, but not for decades, or even centuries, and with a gradualness that will leave years for countermeasures.’
- ‘Because of the gradualness with which the land slopes upward from the lake, I had no sense of climbing at all for the first half-hour.’
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