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  • v. Present participle of unsteady.


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  • As we walked over to meet the tree, three figures separated themselves from the shadowed flock and advanced over the unsteadying pebbles.


  • For it is but too likely that a shriek-owl so hated will never hoot or scream again; unless the shock, that will probably disorder my whole frame on so sad an occasion, (by unsteadying my hand,) shall divert my aim from his head, heart, or bowels, if it turn not against my own.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • In fact we usually attribute the smallness of his scores to its unsteadying effect.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, July 14th, 1920

  • At last we returned to the surface to allow the thoughts opportunity to collect themselves and the pulses time to quiet down, for, even to the most unemotional, a discovery of this kind, bringing one into the very presence of the past, has really an unsteadying effect.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology

  • Any of these unsteadying reactions can be prevented, or at least minimized, by training which anticipates the inevitable disorders of battle -- including those who are of material sort as well as the disorders of the mind -- and acclimates men to the realities of the field in war.

    The Armed Forces Officer Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-2

  • Having purged his mind of all unsteadying interest in the subject, the young historian should adopt a moral code of more than Malthusian severity, which may be learned from any American writer of the last century upon the Renaissance or the decadence of Spain.

    Some Historians

  • Their help in discovering and warning against the relationship between the vicious councils and deeds of blood, and their unsteadying influence upon the elements of unrest, can not fail to be of inestimable value.

    Model Speeches for Practise

  • And if the effect upon him was not as unsteadying as an over indulgence in alcohol, that upon his hearers was at times upsetting and disastrous.

    Fair Harbor

  • It was going to be more unsteadying than she had foreseen.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • To Roy she had never seemed more charming; and his own abrupt volte-face was unsteadying, to say the least of it.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India


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