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A person who acts or moves slowly.‘we were yelling for the slowpokes to catch up’
- ‘I'm famished too and was just waiting on you slowpokes.’
- ‘First, they point out, far from being slowpokes, boxfishes can scoot over a reef at six body lengths per second - an impressive speed by any standard.’
- ‘When that happens, traditional news media look like slowpokes.’
- ‘And those are for the slowpokes - folks who have time to sit down at the dining room table and enjoy a meal.’
- ‘‘Whoops, forgot about the slowpoke guys,’ Esmée teased, ‘We'll catch you up, you go ahead and get tickets and such.’’
- ‘One event for the sprinter pumped up on growth hormones and another for the free-range slowpoke.’
- ‘You didn't expect us to stick around and wait for that slowpoke, did you?’
- ‘As for Virginia's other prescriptions, I think penalizing slowpoke professors is a great idea.’
- ‘Sources say Lowe's is thinking about auto-checkout systems, but it is unclear how popular such systems will become - especially if lines form when slowpokes can't scan their items faster than cashiers.’
- ‘It was that same awareness, on his part, that kept me from feeling like a slowpoke.’
- ‘Hurry up slowpoke and get some before I eat it all.’
- ‘‘Get out of bed, slowpoke,’ she snarled at me as she tossed the bag at my chest.’
- ‘‘Bring it on, slowpoke,’ Andi taunted playfully.’
- ‘This simple picture book is a charming account of a class walk during which Joe (the prototypical slowpoke who takes time to ‘smell the roses’) sees things that the other children miss.’
- ‘If I was the slowpoke driver, then Chanzy was the speed demon.’
- ‘Falorni says the shepherds were the slowpokes, not him.’
- ‘‘Excuse me,’ I smiled to a polite-looking slowpoke woman.’
- ‘Hurry up, they'll be gone before you get there, slowpoke!’
- ‘This is the third successive match now that he has come, played like a slowpoke and ruined India's runrate.’
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