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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gradually, bit by bit, step by stepadverb

    in a gradual manner

    "the snake moved gradually toward its victim"

Wiktionary

  1. graduallyadverb

    In a gradual manner; making slow progress; slowly.

  2. graduallyadverb

    by degrees

    Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically, differ from the fantastic reason of brutes. uE000153948uE001 Grew.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Graduallyadverb

    By degrees; in regular progression.

    Etymology: from gradual.

    When the moon passes over the fixed stars, and eclipses them, your light vanishes; not gradually, like that of the planets, but all at once. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    The Author of our being weans us gradually from our fondness of life the nearer we approach towards the end of it. Jonathan Swift.

    Human creatures are able to bear air of much greater density in diving, and of much less upon the tops of mountains, provided the changes be made gradually. Arbuthnot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graduallyadverb

    in a gradual manner

  2. Graduallyadverb

    in degree

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gradually' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2799

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gradually' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3053

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gradually' in Adverbs Frequency: #220

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gradually in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gradually in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gradually in a Sentence

  1. Paul Molinaro:

    We saw the international air transport system on which we are quite dependent for movement of cargo gradually shut down. So we are at the point now where we need to look for solutions to this.

  2. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck:

    An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents . . . Its opponents gradually die out and the growing generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning.

  3. Scott Hapgood:

    On April 13, my family's life was changed forever. Since that day, we've been living a nightmare that has gradually become a reality as we meet daily with lawyers, navigate threats to our safety.

  4. Stephanie Melillo:

    We used to think that A. anamensis gradually turned into A. afarensis over time, we still think that these two species had an ancestor-descendent relationship, but this new discovery suggests that the two species were actually living together in the Afar for quite some time. It changes our understanding of the evolutionary process and brings up new questions -- were these animals competing for food or space ?

  5. Lee Jong-joo:

    While in the past the main target (of the law) was the movement of goods, gradually there have been cases of transferred or received scanned files or software via the internet becoming a focus.

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