slower and slower

slower and slower

at a decreasing rate of speed; slow and then even slower. The car is going slower and slower and will stop soon. The dog's breathing got slower and slower as it went to sleep.
See also: and, slower
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He listened, amazed, eating slower and slower, till at last his jaws stopped altogether.
The next moment the man seemed to reconsider and collect himself, and began to come down the zigzag garden path, but with obvious reluctance, his feet falling in slower and slower rhythm.
But the little priest only walked slower and slower in the dim cloister of pine, and at last stopped dead, on the steps of the house.
And he punched on and on, slower and slower, as the last shreds of vitality oozed from him, through centuries and aeons and enormous lapses of time, until, in a dim way, he became aware that the nameless thing was sinking, slowly sinking down to the rough board-planking of the bridge.
Step by step, slower and slower, Richard Wardour drew back, and left them by themselves.
This time he did not trouble himself to make excuses as before, and his letters were less frequent, and shorter and less affectionate, especially after the first few weeks: they came slower and slower, and more terse and careless every time.