In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees: the situation gradually improved gradually, his powers of speech returned
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- Continue gradually adding all the flour until it is the consistency of a dough.
- The light seeped gradually through the trees as morning slowly came to the jungle.
- The parliament is gradually getting its act together and is growing in confidence by the day.
slowly, moderately, unhurriedly, cautiously, gently, gingerly, circumspectly, unspectacularly;
piecemeal, step by step, little by little, bit by bit, inch by inch, piece by piece, drop by drop, by degrees;
progressively, successively, continuously, systematically, slowly but surely;
regularly, steadily, evenly, constantly, consistently, uniformly, at a regular pace
rare inchmeal, gradatim
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