Well, I guess I can find a use for you too, but the putting you together increases the steepness of the chances you are taking.
The steepness of the precipice was guard enough near the town.
From there up, owing to the steepness of the ascent, we had to employ different tactics.
The steepness of the declivity made it necessary for Orso to dismount.
The two armies were separated by the river Ourthe, the passage of which was rendered difficult by the steepness of the banks.
He would doubtless have run had it not been for the steepness of the earlier ascents.
Its great length (460 ft.) and the height and steepness of its vaulted cedar-wood roof are very impressive.
For a few moments I was breathless—but not from the steepness of the ascent.
Its steepness is, indeed, an advantage, as it requires less time than the other route.
But we didn't mind the steepness so long as the enemy wasn't anywhar's about.
"having a sharp slope," Old English steap "high, lofty," from Proto-Germanic *staupaz (cf. Old Frisian stap, Middle High German *stouf), from PIE *steup- "to push, stick, knock, beat," with derivations referring to projecting objects (cf. Greek typtein "to strike," typos "a blow, mold, die;" Sanskrit tup- "harm," tundate "pushes, stabs;" Gothic stautan "push;" Old Norse stuttr "short"). The sense of "precipitous" is from c.1200. The slang sense "at a high price" is a U.S. coinage first attested 1856. Related: Steeply; steepness.
"to soak in a liquid," late 14c., of uncertain origin, originally in reference to barley or malt, probably cognate with Old Norse steypa "to pour out, throw" (or an unrecorded Old English cognate), from Proto-Germanic *staupijanan. Related: Steeped; steeping.
He or she was or is very angry: Houk was red-faced with anger. Steam was coming out of his ears (1960s+)