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steady

Nautical (of a vessel) keeping upright, as in heavy seas
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Brooke in arranging "documents" about hanging sheep-stealers, was exemplifying the power our minds have of riding several horses at once by inwardly arranging measures towards getting a lodging for himself in Middlemarch and cutting short his constant residence at the Grange; while there flitted through all these steadier images a tickling vision of a sheep-stealing epic written with Homeric particularity.
This pious reasoning, and perhaps the fear of being too late, supported the bride through the ceremony of robing, after which, strong tea and brandy were administered in alternate doses as a means of strengthening her feeble limbs and causing her to walk steadier.
Two detectives - hotheaded Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon) and his steadier partner, Gloria Perez (``Rent'' refugee Daphne Rubin-Vega, in a very solid film debut) - figure they've got an open-and-shut case, especially since the only lawyer willing to defend Sam works out of a storefront, spends most of his time faking neck injuries and is played by Bill Murray.
He added: "What we are seeing right now is a steadier picture.
From the first point, a 23-stroke rally that Hingis ended with a deft backhand drop, to a 35-stroke rally that wore down Martinez in the second set, it was clear that Hingis was the steadier, more resilient player.
But the many photographs on record of Sitting Bull make Bettelyoun work on the bust with a steadier hand.
Sampras proved steadier in the tiebreaks and won 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
Sophomore Gina Alberico, known for her steadier game, moved up from junior varsity to head the lineup as the No.