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Slow, not swift, not quick: Lucr. 696. Lucr. 696 1220 “(with soft s. tongue).” Lucr. 696 Lucr. 696 Sonn. 44, 13. 51, 1 (the s. offence == the offence of slowness). Tp. II, 1, 249. Gent. I, 1, 133. II, 1, 13. III, 1, 336. III, 1, 336 Meas. V, 400. LLL III, 60. LLL III, 60 LLL III, 60 Mids. IV, 1, 128. Shr. II, 248. IV, 1, 34. All's I, 1, 234. Tw. III, 4, 81. R2 V, 2, 10. H4A III, 1, 268. H6B IV, 1, 5. V, 2, 72. H6C IV, 8, 40. R3 I, 2, 116. II, 4, 15. H8 I, 1, 132. Troil. I, 2, 21. Rom. II, 5, 17. II, 6, 15. IV, 1, 3. Mcb. I, 4, 17. III, 1, 96. Hml. I, 2, 58. Oth. IV, 2, 55. Ant. V, 2, 324. Cymb. I, 1, 64. I, 5, 10. III, 4, 100. Per. IV, 2, 68. s. of == s. concerning sth.“: s. of tongue,” Gent. III, 1, 357 (== slowly speaking). “s. of sail,” Err. I, 1, 117. Hml. IV, 6, 17. “s. of study,” Mids. I, 2, 69. With to: “to temptation s.” Sonn. 94, 4 (== slowly tempted).
== dull, heavy: “it makes me have a s. heart,” Gent. IV, 2, 65. “other s. arts entirely keep the brain,” LLL IV, 3, 324.
Adverbially: “how s. time goes,” Lucr. 990. “how s. it creeps,” Lucr. 990 “how s. this old moon wanes,” Mids. I, 1, 3. “creep time ne'er so s.” John III, 3, 31. “thou strikest as s. as another,” Troil. II, 1, 33. “wisely and s.” Rom. II, 3, 94. “goes s. and stately by them,” Hml. I, 2, 202. “till the speed of his rage goes --er,” Lr. I, 2, 183. “how s. his soul sailed on,” Cymb. I, 3, 13. “could never go so s.” III, 2, 73.
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