You certainly don't do this as a stepping stone to run for president.
It is also a stepping stone to the Supreme Court, the place where potential justices are groomed and observed.
Like many pioneers, it did not achieve practical success itself, but it supplied a stepping stone to further progress.
The star who was the stepping stone to his fame and fortune was a lady with a past.
She had used it as a stepping stone to ascend into purity and holiness.
It is held, by the best authorities, that at least a portion of them came from Asia, using the Kurile Islands as a stepping stone.
The fifth grade now was merely a continuation of the fourth and a stepping stone to the sixth.
You may think it absurd when I describe a certain system that was a stepping stone to such splendid results.
In his astonishment he addressed Jules confidentially, as she lay on the stepping stone at his feet.
The past becomes a stepping stone and if you have cleared the ego of your own body, you will rise again.