from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A step to one side or in the wrong direction.


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  • Currently we are taking everything step- by-step, carefully watching the school board's actions.

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's what the American people want, a step - by-step approach to making the best health care system in the world better.

    CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2009

  • Kurtzer stresses the importance of moving from a step - by-step approach to one that concentrates on the endgame.

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  • Nutritious dish and wonderful step -by-step presentation !

    MW Masoor Khichdi

  • Go to cnn. com and click on "politics" and it will bring you to this YouTube page that traces you through, step - by-step, what you have to do, even if you're not text savvy, it'll tell you how you can one of these videoed and sent in. also, you'll see guidelines, there, some ideas for the kinds of things CNN is looking for.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2007

  • It was powered by a waterwheel which advanced in a step - by-step motion, water being poured into a series of cups which emptied (or escaped) every quarter of an hour, when the weight of the water in the cup was sufficient to tilt a steelyard.


  • Andreas Schmitz, president of the German banking association BdB, said earlier this week that assigning zero risk-weightings to government bonds was a "conscious and targeted piece of regulation from politicians" that "without a doubt created false incentives and should now be replaced step- by-step." -- Top News

  • God takes notice of every step we take, every right step and every by-step.

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  • Here = 92s the step - by-step process to hack Yahoo messenger and get the IP address of the person. articles

  • The FAQs 'author may know exactly how things work and give what they consider are simple, step - by-step instructions to resolving common issues, but they may as well be giving step-by-step instructions for brain surgery. - Stuff


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