More impressive still, unlike the rest of the Republican field, the former Pennsylvania senator has steadily grown in stature.
It is active, steadily holding up a gas lamp and illuminating the scene.
At the same time, brick-and-mortar retailers have been steadily losing market share to online retailers and e-commerce generally.
The economy has steadily (if slowly) improved and the 2010 midterm elections reduced the sense of urgency in the opposition.
It was reaffirmed in 2012, and popular support has been steadily building an ever—healthier majority for marriage equality.
He took his best coat from his lean valise, and wore it steadily.
As soon as we unloaded, it commenced to rain, and kept on steadily till midnight.
How the white people had steadily refused to give her that title!
I must keep on steadily with Ted's Latin this fall and winter.
The foreman, who had not spoken, sat motionless on the further side of the table regarding Stratton steadily.
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.
if you can't stand the heat* stay out of the kitchen