It's a good guess that the French-speaking population will report the steepest decline.
The steepest, and one of the most famous, the Bremmer “Calmont,” is 68 degrees.
It was the steepest one-year percentage drop since the company began collecting data in 1987.
We've begun the steepest defense build-down since the end of the Korean war, with likely effects through the whole economy.
The steepest challenge is ahead—the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
The wheels moved rapidly, and we ascended the steepest mountain railroad in the world.
We were just over the brow of this hill, where the grade is steepest, when the trouble began.
The valley here was five hundred feet in depth, the slope being one of the steepest I had ever seen.
I walked up the steepest parts and now and then had a chat with the settlers.
This model steam carriage ascended with ease the steepest roads.
"having a sharp slope," Old English steap "high, lofty," from Proto-Germanic *staupaz (cf. Old Frisian stap, Middle High German *stouf), from PIE *steup- "to push, stick, knock, beat," with derivations referring to projecting objects (cf. Greek typtein "to strike," typos "a blow, mold, die;" Sanskrit tup- "harm," tundate "pushes, stabs;" Gothic stautan "push;" Old Norse stuttr "short"). The sense of "precipitous" is from c.1200. The slang sense "at a high price" is a U.S. coinage first attested 1856. Related: Steeply; steepness.
"to soak in a liquid," late 14c., of uncertain origin, originally in reference to barley or malt, probably cognate with Old Norse steypa "to pour out, throw" (or an unrecorded Old English cognate), from Proto-Germanic *staupijanan. Related: Steeped; steeping.
He or she was or is very angry: Houk was red-faced with anger. Steam was coming out of his ears (1960s+)