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Gradually Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • in a gradual manner; "the snake moved gradually toward its victim"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Gradually'

  • Gradually Going Tornado: (North America)

'Gradually' example sentence in quotations

* He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. - Confucius

* Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful. - Alexander Hamilton

* Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art. - Virgil

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Gradually Sample Sentences in News

  • How to stop Facebook from eating your iPhone’s precious storage space
    If you use the Facebook app regularly on your iPhone, you might notice that it’s gradually taking up more and more storage space on your device. Business Insider’s Matthew Stuart notices that Facebook keeps expanding the amount of storage it takes up on his iPhone the more he uses it because Facebook opens up links within the app on its own internal browser in Read more on this news related to 'Gradually'
  • Pro Sports Leagues Gradually Embrace Gambling
    NBA moves to accept sports betting as pro leagues gradually embrace gambling Read more on this news related to 'Gradually'
  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more
    The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. Read more on this news related to 'Gradually'

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