Slow but steady, Anderson has few definable moves but seems to get wherever he wants on the court.
The magic is in the impossible accomplishments born of wool, a needle, and a steady hand.
Thanks to a combination of tax increases and steady growth, state revenues have been growing for 12 consecutive quarters.
There are no laurels to rest on, and no boring but steady annuity of cash that ballasts Microsoft and will for years to come.
In fact, civilians are arriving in Afghanistan at a steady pace, given the difficulties of recruitment and security.
You can rest your gun between his ears if you like, only you could not get so steady an aim.
She stopped the running and meditated with a steady, hard deliberation.
"As to what you say about steady business, of course that's very well," said Lopez.
His eyes, round and full and steady, taxed her with falsehood, with hypocrisy.
His nerve was too cool, his courage too steady for him to feel any impulse to run.
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