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- n. the state of being steady
- n. the degree of stability
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being steady.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Steady character, quality, or condition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct
- n. the quality of being steady--regular and unvarying
- n. the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
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It is possible, that I may be more unhappy from the due observation of the good doctor's general precept, than were I to yield the point; since what I call steadiness is deemed stubbornness, obstinacy, prepossession, by those who have a right to put what interpretation they please upon my conduct.
If, on the contrary, they are proof against expostulation, this very steadiness is an omen of success; and it becomes the duty of those who love them, to assist in smoothing the obstructions in their path.
It is possible, that I may be more unhappy from the due observation of the good doctor’s general precept, than were I to yield the point; since what I call steadiness is deemed stubbornness, obstinacy, prepossession, by those who have a right to put what interpretation they please upon my conduct.
The mind boggles, just when steadiness is needed.)
Yet for all the craziness, Ellis 'teammates felt his steadiness was the difference.
Woolsack with the ardour, or rather steadiness, which is requisite in gentlemen who would climb to those seats of honour.
I hope you received that mark of distinction with respect and with steadiness, which is the proper behavior of a man of fashion.
He fingered the elkhorn bow and then recalled his steadiness and courage.
His energy of character was doubtless due to his reckless father, but his steadiness was the result of "Uncle Davy's" counsel and example.
The difficulty is that if people are irregular in getting it, it will lose its character of steadiness, which is fatal to such a paper.
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