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Over here the government runs everything--so everything's slow; slow, and ill-managed.
I have traveled by canal-boat, ox-wagon, raft, and by the Ephesus and Smyrna railway; but when it comes down to good solid honest slow motion, I bet my money on the glacier.
At the moment of speaking her hat had blown off into the road, their present speed on the upland being by no means slow. D'Urberville pulled up, and said he would get it for her, but Tess was down on the other side.
She did not, however, object to his keeping his gig alongside her; and in this manner, at a slow pace, they advanced towards the village of Trantridge.
To get a question asked and answered in five minutes by means of an electric wire, instead of in two hours by the slow trudging of a messenger boy--that is the method that best suits our passion for instantaneous service.
Press her strong, and loud, and slow.-- Now watch, all of you, and listen, and tell me if I'm crazy, or if that dog ain't carrying the tune.--There!
"Why, Buck, they might have scalped us all, you've been so slow in coming."
So they sat still and waited and, even while they were wondering what could be done, the raft slowed down, stopped, and began drifting the other way--in the direction it had first followed.
But the beat was slow, there was no panic in the sound.
There was a sound of a slow getting up and going away.
The existence of such places will often depend on physical changes, which are generally very slow, and on the immigration of better adapted forms having been checked.
He had retrieved his position partly by a fortunate marriage, partly by the slow persistent thrift characteristic of provincial life; for in the provinces people pride themselves on accumulating rather than on spending, and all the ambition in a man's nature is either extinguished or directed to money-getting, for want of any nobler end.