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[in singular] An extremely slow speed.‘he drove at a snail's pace’
- ‘As the section played, the crowd grew and traffic outside the bar slowed to a snail's pace as curious onlookers stopped to enjoy the music.’
- ‘Making no eye contact I shuffled forward one place in the queue that now seemed to have slowed to a snail's pace.’
- ‘As the number of pop-up ads continue to escalate, even mundane activities have been slowed to a snail's pace.’
- ‘Their picaresque journey is slowed to a snail's pace by roadblocks, alcohol and banter about anything - anything but what is really on their minds.’
- ‘Maxi taxi drivers had to slow down to a snail's pace, as they passed through the flooded Priority Bus Route, near the entrance to City Gate.’
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