Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a steady manner; firmly; fixedly; steadfastly; intently; without wavering or flinching; without intermission, deviation, or irregularity; uniformly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a steady manner.

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  • adverb In a steady manner.

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

  • adverb at a steady rate or pace
  • adverb in a steady manner

Etymologies

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From steady +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Omar also welcomed what he described as steadily decreasing tensions surrounding the Western Cape's transport crisis.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Though a stranger in the house he finally isolated himself in the midst of the company, huddling into a capacious Morris chair and reading steadily from a thin volume he had drawn from his pocket.

    Chapter 31

  • Mr. Baker has raised plenty of money and run hard, but his inexperience with political atmospherics is reflected in steadily rising disapproval ratings.

    Deval Patrick's Charm Offensive

  • Voldemort menaces, he gets about — like Sauron, he is always “on the move” or “gathering his forces” — but he never achieves the Sauronic heaviness, that power-drone of malignancy broadcasting steadily from the tower of Barad-dûr.

    Sex and the Single Wizard

  • Voldemort menaces, he gets about — like Sauron, he is always “on the move” or “gathering his forces” — but he never achieves the Sauronic heaviness, that power-drone of malignancy broadcasting steadily from the tower of Barad-dûr.

    Sex and the Single Wizard

  • As Congress has debated stimulus and bank bailout packages running into the trillions of dollars, the future has been described in steadily increasing apocalyptic terms.

    Language in time of crisis

  • Also, Billy stayed away from home longer hours, and was again steadily drinking.

    CHAPTER XIV

  • But this will result in steadily diminishing cable performance and in the long-term, replacing cables every week or so is not as cheap as it seemed at first.

    Resistance is futile: Sealed cable options for a hassle-free cyclocross season.

  • In the past half decade the broadway theater has descended steadily from a central, viable part of our national culture (where admission cost two or three times the price of a movie) to a specialized, rarefied tourist attraction (where admission is now at LEAST 9 times that of a movie ticket.)

    Rocco Landesman Answers Your Broadway Questions - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • And since there proceeds steadily from the southeastern corner of Europe a stream of events which are a danger to me, which indeed for years threatened my safety and deprived me forever of many benefits, that is to say I know nothing of my own destiny.

    Balkan Epic

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