Progress may be gradual , and there are likely to be setbacks.
Hart took no notice and kept trekking down the gradual incline.
Then came a long and gradual slope down to a lake-filled valley, followed by a switchback road along which we overtook a pair of tough old hikers who were walking at quite a pace.
Blake explains that the gradual progression of translating and interpreting the original texts lays the foundations for the shape of the finished product.
The orchestra seats slope upwards towards the stage in a gradual incline that makes the 9-foot-high stage seem even higher.
Progression is not as rapid as I wish, but I am sated by the gradual marked progression that I can see and acknowledge.
The lights went up slowly, in a gradual buildup that didn't hurt the eyes.
The stages of the patient's progress through illness and gradual recovery are also charted in his physical passage through different types of wards.
It is quite a shallow beach with only a gradual slope.
Carrying such massive equipment, the difference of a few feet in height, or of riding up an easy, gradual slope, is very significant.