Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being unsteady.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being unsteady.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
  • n. the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable

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Examples

  • He suspected her unsteadiness was a reaction to their narrow escape from death.

    Heart Of The Tiger

  • The artificiality of side-saddle riding extends even to the horse, which must be free from certain faults, such as unsteadiness in mounting, that would not render him unsuitable to carry a male rider.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • When in his unsteadiness a few had fallen to the floor, he had yelled, Hey!

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • His weakness, occasional distraction, and unsteadiness on his feet in that period had more to do with his heart problem, blood pressure, stress, insomnia, and the many medications he took to alleviate them.

    The Return

  • This is how unsteadiness on an individual issue reaches beyond a narrowly targeted audience, and becomes a trust problem.

    The Dynamics of Buck's "Woman Problem"

  • One becomes conscious of one's unsteadiness, in general, when trying to do this.

    The Jupiter effect

  • This hospitalization is a brief blip of unsteadiness in the normal childhood that they have ahead.

    Between Expectations

  • Signs of a concussion include unconsciousness, unsteadiness, problems with memory or concentration, dizziness or headache.

    Concussions In Sports: Athletes' Head Injuries Should Be Reviewed, Experts Say

  • "During lingering economic pressures and unsteadiness in the general freight markets, JBI and DCS once again revealed a higher degree of resiliency than that of traditional, full truckload transportation models," J.B. Hunt Chief Executive John N. Roberts said in the company's statement.

    J.B. Hunt's Profit Rises 26%

  • Kelley O'Connor, tall and hieratic, was the alto soloist, intoning the final lament with sepulchral beauty, if occasional unsteadiness.

    Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic – review

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