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steady-going

[sted-ee-goh-ing] /ˈstɛd iˈgoʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
steadfast; faithful; unchanging:
steady-going service to the cause of justice.
2.
regular and dependable, as in habits of living:
a steady-going family man.
Origin of steady-going
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • It is casual and irregular while the forces with which it has to deal are steady-going and cumulative in their power.

  • London for the stranger has a steady-going, hearty hospitality.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • It is quantity, not quality, that ails him, for he differs from his steady-going neighbor not in kind but in degree.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • He's a quiet, steady-going, regular dragon at his work—he is!

    Basil Wilkie Collins
  • But I was introduced to the "steady-going cousins" and to me now the Richmond of memory begins and ends in their circle.

  • But for you and your steady-going banks, how could we operate at all?

    Hester, Volume 2 (of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • His steady-going horse, with due regard for the sex of his companion, allowed Bess to lead him by a neck.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • No, love is a luxury of the rich and the poor and the steady-going.

    The Great God Success John Graham (David Graham Phillips)
  • He is not brilliant, but steady-going; he is improving slowly but surely.

    John Bull, Junior Max O'Rell
  • They were steady-going fellows and both were dead shots with the rifle.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady

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