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steady

Nautical (of a vessel) keeping upright, as in heavy seas
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Yes," she returned, again nodding, steadily, "I let you go on.
The wind has been blowing steadily and strongly from the north-east all day and so far fortune seems bent upon favoring us.
His tinted glasses were not really opaque, but of a blue kind common enough, nor were the eyes behind them shifty, but regarded me steadily.
Eva clasped her hands before her, and looked me steadily in the face.
They were now moving steadily down the river, passing the dark shapes of ships at anchor, and London was a swarm of lights with a pale yellow canopy drooping above it.
Always and steadily the needle remained rigidly fixed upon a point straight out to sea, apparently pointing toward a large island some ten or twenty miles distant.
We kept steadily to our westward course, and as the U-33 was one of the fastest submersibles we had ever turned out, I knew that we must be pretty close to the North American coast.
Coulson, however, kept pace with him steadily, and toward midnight their acquaintance had steadily progressed until they were certainly on friendly if not affectionate terms.
In spite of the unlimited selling, his persistent buying compelled Ward Valley steadily to rise, and as Thursday approached, the situation became acute.
Agnes steadily refused to listen, and positively forbade any further conversation relating to Lord Montbarry's wife, now that Lord Montbarry was no more.
My uneasy sense of committing an intrusion on him steadily increases, in spite of his courteous welcome.
Why do you not work steadily as I do, and get your food regularly given to you?