gradually gradually  /ˈɡræ dʒu ə li/


  • (adv) in a gradual manner



  1. Since 2002, BMW has gradually improved iDrive to make it more intuitive, but it's still a pain.
  2. The Taliban gradually solidified control in the northwest of the country, and Islamic extremists, who had holed up in Islamabad's Red Mosque, led to a violent standoff in July.
  3. He saw an opportunity to show the way to a generation of black South Africans who would gradually control the South African economy.


  1. Weather: Clouds to sun today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer

  2. Wednesday weather forecast: Rain, rain going away

    Rain chances and clouds will gradually clear out today. A few scattered showers/storms are still possible, especially near the coast. Expect a mixture of mostly to partly cloudy skies and temperatures only in the upper 70s. We will see a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds for the rest of the work week and weekend. Temperatures will slowly climb back into the 80s and rain chances will stay low ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Daily Press

  3. Clouds to clear gradually on Father’s Day, winds pick up tonight; high of 81

    Napa skies will be mostly cloudy on the morning of Father’s Day before gradually clearning, and patchy fog may linger until noon, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds are expected to return overnight, along with light fog after midnight.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Napa Valley Register


  1. Chan said on Saturday: "I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not. I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled."
    on Apr 21, 2009 By: Jackie Chan Source: BBC News

  2. "This line is a wall that has divided the nation for a half-century. Our people have suffered from too many hardships and development has been held up due to this wall," Roh said. "This line will be gradually erased and the wall will fall. I...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: President Roh Source: FOXNews

  3. "With the risk of serious economic contraction in Australia having passed, the Board has moved at recent meetings to lessen gradually the degree of monetary stimulus that was put in place when the outlook appeared to be much weaker," RBA...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Glenn Stevens Source:

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /