Definitions of gradually

  1. In a gradual manner.
  2. In degree.
  3. By degrees; step by step.

Usage examples for gradually

  1. Now I no longer go there every day, but only every two days, so the report will gradually die away. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  2. Terror spread through the quarter, and gradually half the city was aroused. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  3. Thus the ice pressed gradually on, and in ten hours the work was done. – The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts by George W. Holley
  4. The Colonel had gradually slipped into the position of Boss of the camp. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  5. The girl looked at me, and the terror in her eyes gradually died out... – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  6. As David listened the look of trouble his face had worn all that day gradually faded away, and the old happy smile took its place. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  7. He had gradually gone more and more into the spirit of the young folks' party matter, and had even astonished his wife by the things he did and proposed. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  8. The girls were no worse than other girls, but they had started out on a wrong track, and gradually the whole flock of them, one led on by what another would say or do, were down upon me. – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  9. Gradually his mind cleared. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  10. Slowly, gradually, I was coming to believe that." – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  11. The plan gradually grew as they worked, and a little surprise was added, which was a great success. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. The smile returned very gradually, and the anxious pressure of the hand relaxed. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  13. But these hopes gradually died out. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  14. They tell me, however, that the stick is gradually going out of fashion. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. And gradually Frank also had come to know that she knew, and, man- like, he spent less and less time in his now uncomfortable home. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  16. The strange taste became gradually less strange and less unpleasant to the young girl; daily a few drops were added, until at last, scarcely thinking what she did, she would drink nearly the fill of the little cup, while the servant laughed as of old. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  17. Gradually it had insisted on the attention. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  18. The moment Madame Defarge took up the rose, the customers ceased talking, and began gradually to drop out of the wine- shop. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  19. I can only hope the whole thing may gradually wear itself out. – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  20. 146 Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then criticism will gradually yield to him. – Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe