Definitions

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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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Examples

  • 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.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • 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.

    I.10

  • 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.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The mind boggles, just when steadiness is needed.)

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Yet for all the craziness, Ellis 'teammates felt his steadiness was the difference.

    USATODAY.com

  • Woolsack with the ardour, or rather steadiness, which is requisite in gentlemen who would climb to those seats of honour.

    The History of Pendennis

  • I hope you received that mark of distinction with respect and with steadiness, which is the proper behavior of a man of fashion.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • He fingered the elkhorn bow and then recalled his steadiness and courage.

    The Great Sioux Trail A Story of Mountain and Plain

  • His energy of character was doubtless due to his reckless father, but his steadiness was the result of "Uncle Davy's" counsel and example.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • 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.

    Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis

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