slowness


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And yet with all his seeming speed, Tarzan was in reality feeling his way with comparative slowness, searching constantly for limbs of adequate strength for the maintenance of this double weight.
When alone with the field marshal the Emperor expressed his dissatisfaction at the slowness of the pursuit and at the mistakes made at Krasnoe and the Berezina, and informed him of his intentions for a future campaign abroad.
Daylight spoke with exasperating slowness and deliberation.
This slowness in getting away, now that she had released him, was too much for her short temper.
The last few inches to the wall of the tepee were crawled with painful slowness and precaution.
Again the other cleared his throat and spoke with painstaking and judicial slowness.
Slowness of perception was not on the list of the failings of Bishopriggs.
Long minutes passed ere the finger could move, when, with equal slowness of caution, he gathered his rifle to his shoulder and drew bead upon the great animal across the fire.
I am very sorry, mother, that I should inherit this unfortunate slowness of apprehension,' said Nicholas, kindly; 'but I'll do my best to understand you, if you'll only go straight on: indeed I will.
That natural selection will always act with extreme slowness, I fully admit.
When the isolated position of these small islands in the midst of a vast ocean -- their great distance from any land excepting that of coral formation, attested by the value which the inhabitants, who are such bold navigators, attach to a stone of any kind, [7] -- and the slowness of the currents of the open sea, are all considered, the occurrence of pebbles thus transported does appear wonderful.
With necessary slowness he picked his way through the passengers down to the steps at the front of the car.