If one claims to be the steward of a democratic transition, never does one respond to madness with more madness.
“You have made yourself famous by rowing the boat,” a steward told her.
While onboard the train, guests can expect upscale amenities like multicourse dinners and 24-hour steward service.
Government has a vital role in a crowded society, as a steward of common resources and public services.
The steward answers, as in A 8, that the queen has taken a new love, and conducts the king to his chamber.
"Ask Ullmer to bring his betting sheet," the steward said to an assistant.
"My gracious lord would perhaps do well to make haste," urged the steward.
He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.
“Tread softly,” said the steward, as he led the way up the steps.
It was a mulatto, from Martinique, who was Mr. Osgood's steward; and I helped him in.
Old English stiward, stigweard "house guardian," from stig "hall, pen" + weard "guard." Used after the Conquest as the equivalent of Old French seneschal (q.v.). Meaning "overseer of workmen" is attested from c.1300. The sense of "officer on a ship in charge of provisions and meals" is first recorded mid-15c.; extended to trains 1906. This was the title of a class of high officers of the state in early England and Scotland, hence meaning "one who manages affairs of an estate on behalf of his employer" (late 14c.).
The Scottish form is reflected in Stewart, name of the royal house, from Walter (the) Steward, who married (1315) Marjorie de Bruce, daughter of King Robert. The terminal -t is a Scottish form (late 14c.). Stuart is a French spelling, attested from 1429 and adopted by Mary, Queen of Scots.