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Slow in movement or action.‘the slow-moving hands of a clock’‘the early part of the movie is slow-moving, with very little action’
- ‘In fact, the change in demographics is a slow-moving process that can easily be overcome by decent productivity gains.’
- ‘"As it turns out, the fish are mostly feeding on aquatic invertebrates found in the slow-moving drainages near fields," he said.’
- ‘The sculpture balances over a large, shallow, black granite reflecting pool of slow-moving water.’
- ‘At more than nine minutes in length, the track is an ambient impasse, a slow-moving mass of nothing much.’
- ‘As we crossed the New York state line, we passed a slow-moving combine in a field of soybeans, kicking up sprays of mud from ruts that bore an odd resemblance to chocolate pudding.’
- ‘The first few hours are rather dull and slow-moving, and the show never really gets itself motivated past this point.’
- ‘Even those ordered deported by the slow-moving immigration appeals system often simply disappear.’
- ‘However, structural problems and a slow-moving government leave doubts about a turnaround.’
- ‘It begins in a low key and slow-moving fashion as a middle-aged couple discusses something that's not at all clear to us but certainly sounds ominous.’
- ‘Scout remembers that Maycomb was a tired, slow-moving town when she first knew it as a child years ago.’
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