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We know that a four-mile-an- hour nation must remain a huge inert mass of peasants and villagers; or if, after centuries of slow toil, it should pile up a great city, the city will sooner or later fall to pieces of its own weight.
It was slow to put telephones in unprofitable places.
The raft slowed down, yet it did not stop, because the fish would not let it.
Slow though the process of selection may be, if feeble man can do much by his powers of artificial selection, I can see no limit to the amount of change, to the beauty and infinite complexity of the coadaptations between all organic beings, one with another and with their physical conditions of life, which may be effected in the long course of time by nature's power of selection.
Pleasure and not interest is his object when he tells a lie; and among many dubious courses, the conscience, with which as yet he has not juggled, points out to him the right way, which he is slow to take.
You are bound either to fall a victim or to become a partisan in this incessant strife of ambitions, desires, and hatreds, in the midst of which you are placed; and by slow degrees the picture of vice triumphant and virtue made ridiculous produces its effect on a young man, and he wavers; life in Paris soon rubs the bloom from conscience, the infernal work of demoralization has begun, and is soon accomplished.
Goaded by the strength of my desires, and finding no outlet for them; hampered at every step and in every wish by the want of money; looking on study and fame as too slow a means of arriving at the pleasures that tempted me; drawn one way by my inward scruples, and another by evil examples; meeting with every facility for low dissipation, and finding nothing but hindrances barring the way to good society, I passed my days in wretchedness, overwhelmed by a surging tumult of desires, and by indolence of the most deadly kind, utterly cast down at times, only to be as suddenly elated.
I renewed my visits very affectionately at first, making efforts to be gracious, if not tender; by slow degrees I became politely civil; and one day, by a sort of tacit agreement between us, she allowed me to treat her as a stranger, and I thought that I had done all that could be expected of me.
This is where the driver of a small car, that slows down to climb over these cushions, to protect the car he is driving, consequently slows all the traffic following.
And sometimes, when something or someone gets in our way and slows us down, the age of speed becomes the age of rage.
One thing the engineers had to factor into their calculations was what slows a coaster down.
SLOW POKES Edge-on, false-color view of a silicon photonic crystal whose hole-pocked structure slows down light long enough to be stored as data.
"So we couldn't interpret it as clear evidence that vitamin E slows Alzheimer's down."
Therefore, improving diets fuel food demand growth, while population growth slows. Other areas have surplus production with only limited potential to boost consumption.