All the while, Ken stood smiling by her side, seemingly content to go steady without ever marrying or having kids.
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However, I determined to go steady, and I crept up to a dark thorn-bush and stood still.
“But I expect Dick thinks it was worth his while to have to go steady,” said Cresswell.
By riding slow, I mean taking a pull about three or four lengths from the fence, and getting your horse to go steady and look.
Not to try and run, not to break out of a walk; to go steady, and yet keep ahead!
This puts the minx entirely in my power; le tour est joué; she will now go steady in harness, or I will know the reason why.
This puts the minx entirely in my power; le tour est jou; she will now go steady in harness, or I will know the reason why.
He says, 'Be careful, you, of the water-pot; go steady with your syringe.
1520s (replacing earlier steadfast), from stead + adjectival suffix -y (2), perhaps on model of Middle Dutch, Middle Low German stadig. Old English had stæððig "grave, serious," and stedig "barren," but neither seems to be the direct source of the modern word. Old Norse cognate stoðugr "steady, stable" was closer in sense.
Originally of things; of persons or minds from c.1600. Meaning "working at an even rate" is first recorded in 1540s. Steady progress is etymologically a contradiction in terms. Steady state first attested 1885; as a cosmological theory (propounded by Bondi, Gold, and Hoyle), it is attested from 1948.
1520s, from steady (adj.). Related: Steadied; steadying.
"one's boyfriend or girlfriend," 1897 from steady (adj.); to go steady is 1905 in teenager slang.
To have a constant and only boyfriend or girlfriend: Going steady means taking out one girl until a better one comes along (1905+)
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