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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

  • Russia 'vulnerable' after sanctions
    The EU and US have gradually stepped up a range of co-ordinated sanctions targeted at the inner circle of Vladimir Putin. (PA/ITAR-TASS) The sanctions will be discussed by EU leaders including David Cameron at a summit of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Gradually'
  • How To Make Eggnog, The Festive Holiday Booze-Shake
    In the abstract, the notion that some people don't want to drink eggnog makes sense: diabetics, say, or the lactose-intolerant or egg-allergic, or those principled self-denying oddballs who prefer not to replace their entire body mass gradually with dietary fat and cholesterol until they resemble nothing so much as big, happy, atherosclerotic Twinkies. There a Read more on this news related to 'Gradually'
  • Correction: Tonight isn't the longest night in Earth's history
    Correction: This article originally said that, due to the rotation of the Earth gradually slowing down over time, this winter solstice would feature the longest night ever. Read more on this news related to 'Gradually'

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