slow march

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slow march

1. A slow but steady progression toward a particular end. We know now that Gladys has been on a slow march toward death—her condition is terminal. I'm afraid that, without any changes, the company is on a slow march toward bankruptcy.
2. A slower-paced, rhythmic piece of music originally used to accompany marching soldiers. We're rehearsing a slow march for the concert on Sunday.
See also: march, slow
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He particularly liked the men shouting orders, the big drums, the slow marches, the horses and the gun salute.
Already we have seen the coffins carried from the holds of transport aircraft, the slow marches, the solemn line-ups of dignitaries.
A preposterous misnomer, you might think, until you remember how many masses, requiems and slow marches get performed there.