They had slowed from a run to a fast walk.
The rate then slowed to between 4.4 to 6.5% from 2001 to 2007.
Yet growth was slowing, up less than $2 billion from the third quarter of last year.
I was almost to it when the smell slowed me from a run to a walk.
The rate of growth slowed, however, from the 7.0 percent recorded a year earlier.
That's about how long it takes to slow the spacecraft from 13,000 to just under two miles an hour.
But growth has slowed from the 10 percent recorded in May.
To begin with, construction will probably slow from its recent fast pace.
"Take another vote," Jacob said, still trying to slow the blood from his face.
Nevertheless, the rate of increase has slowed, from 6.1 percent in 1997.