01. The change in height of my children seems [gradual] to me because I see them everyday, but other people tell us they have grown really fast.
02. The young boy left his bicycle out in the rain for weeks, so it [gradually] began to rust.
03. Learning a foreign language is a [gradual] but rewarding process.
04. As night started to fall, the children [gradually] began to wander off home.
05. After a sudden decline in the stock market, things are [gradually] beginning to improve.
06. We [gradually] got used to living in a new city.
07. Adapting to life in a new culture is often a [gradual] and difficult process.
08. Pat Riley once said that excellence is the [gradual] result of always striving to do better.
09. Each day is 0.00000002 seconds longer than the day before because the earth is [gradually] slowing down.
10. The days are [gradually] getting shorter as winter approaches.
11. Through millions of years of volcanic eruptions, the land of Iceland [gradually] appeared above sea level.
12. It is [gradually] getting warmer after a few days of unseasonably cold weather.
13. The even landscape, and [gradual] temperature changes of Ukraine keep the country from experiencing extremes of weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes.
14. With its declining birth rate, Hungary's population is [gradually] shrinking.
15. Governmental control of the economy of Tunisia has [gradually] decreased over the past decade.
16. The geological evolution of our planet has proceeded according to uniform, [gradual] processes over an immense span of time.
17. The surviving literature of Ancient Greece was [gradually] recovered in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
18. Changes in musical styles generally take place [gradually], in complex ways, and at different times in different areas.
19. English [gradually] replaced Latin in services of the Church of England during the 1500s.

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