Simon is 51 years old, tall, and possessed of a big smile that conveys Midwestern values and steadiness.
Looking back, who would have predicted, as the campaign began, that the deciding factors would be competence and steadiness?
Against discipline and steadiness they had never had a chance of victory.
This may have increased the resistance, but it adds to the steadiness.
But he had noted the steadiness of the latter's eyes and the sneer faded.
My steadiness was owing, in a great measure, to the following circumstances.
There was dignity in the steadiness with which she glided through the still waters.
His steadiness did not carry him to the end of his sentence.
That is an example of the difference wrought in two men merely by exercise, or the steadiness of training.
What shall I say of the steadiness and exactitude of his hand?
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.
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