Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of steady habits; consistently uniform and regular in action; that steadily pursues a reasonable and consistent way: as, a steady-going fellow.

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  • adjective consistent in performance or behavior

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Examples

  • I can tell you it is always a good thing to have a steady-going person like that in a big house like this — some one you can rely on in any contingency.

    Pillars of Society

  • I can tell you it is always a good thing to have a steady-going person like that in a big house like this — some one you can rely on in any contingency.

    Pillars of Society

  • Those prudent, steady-going characters who are laying down wine in bottles for their heirs, can barely conceive, it is true, of so wide a theory of life, nor appreciate its normal condition; but when will you instill poetry into the provincial intellect?

    The Magic Skin

  • Too steady-going to be ‘a buck’ (as fast and unmarried men were then called), he was an approximately fashionable man of a mild type.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • The offer was unexpected, because all who knew anything of Mr Abney looked upon him as a somewhat austere recluse, into whose steady-going household the advent of a small boy would import a new and, it seemed, incongruous element.

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  • A year behind the irrepressible Halsey at Annapolis, Nimitz had graduated in the top tenth of his class; “calm and steady-going,” judged theLucky Bag.

    Sea of Thunder

  • A year behind the irrepressible Halsey at Annapolis, Nimitz had graduated in the top tenth of his class; “calm and steady-going,” judged theLucky Bag.

    Sea of Thunder

  • There is no folly, no pardoning warmth of temper about them; they are as steady-going and systematic in their own way as the studious in theirs.

    Lay Morals

  • And now he could almost give odds to his tutor, though he never presumed to offer them; and trading as he did with enlightened merchants of large Continental sea-ports, who had plenty of time on their hands and played well, he imported new openings of a dash and freedom which swallowed the ground up under the feet of the steady-going players, who had never seen a book upon their favorite subject.

    Mary Anerley

  • He was a quiet, steady-going sort of farmer, and never would have no truck with us in our flash times.

    Robbery Under Arms

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