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stepping stone

one of a series of stones acting as footrests for crossing streams, marshes, etc
a circumstance that assists progress towards some goal
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  • Like many pioneers, it did not achieve practical success itself, but it supplied a stepping stone to further progress.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • The star who was the stepping stone to his fame and fortune was a lady with a past.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • She had used it as a stepping stone to ascend into purity and holiness.

    The Redemption of David Corson Charles Frederic Goss
  • 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 Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • The fifth grade now was merely a continuation of the fourth and a stepping stone to the sixth.

    The Soul of a Child Edwin Bjorkman
  • You may think it absurd when I describe a certain system that was a stepping stone to such splendid results.

    Life in a Thousand Worlds William Shuler Harris
  • 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.

    Seed Thoughts for Singers Frank Herbert Tubbs

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