Definition of gradually:
constantly, piecemeal, stepwise, in stages, bit-by-bit, in due succession, by installments, progressively, by degrees, by regular stages, perceptibly, deliberately, increasingly, in small doses, regularly, step-by-step, through all gradations, insinuatingly, successively, sequentially, grade by grade, stone by stone, inch by inch, steadily, a little at a time, slowly, continuously, little by little, unceasingly, serially.
- "The Green Mummy", Fergus Hume.
- "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham.
When I was younger, he went on, I used to like meeting successful people- it was only rarely that I got the chance- but I gradually discovered that they were not, on the whole, the interesting people.- "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.