steady


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steady

Nautical (of a vessel) keeping upright, as in heavy seas
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Steady, steady, my boy," he would say; "wait a bit, and we will have a good swing, and soon get the tickle out of your feet.
Oh, I am the wind the seamen love-- I am steady, and strong, and true; They follow my track by the clouds above, O'er the fathomless tropic blue.
She turned, and offered it to Horace, looking at him with a steady eye, holding it out to him with a steady hand.
Her eyes rested on Horace with a steady, glittering calmness.
There's the Reverend Horace promoted to that living at four hundred and fifty pounds a year; there are our two boys receiving the very best education, and distinguishing themselves as steady scholars and good fellows; there are three of the girls married very comfortably; there are three more living with us; there are three more keeping house for the Reverend Horace since Mrs.
Hunter was steady, that we knew; Joyce was a doubtful case--a pleasant, polite man for a valet and to brush one's clothes, but not entirely fitted for a man of war.
Nor did the mighty beast even pause in his steady advance along the ledge.
It would help to tide me along until I got steady employment.
There was now a fine, cold drizzle falling, and the wind had risen from its uncertain puffs into a steady blow.
This deed of apparent cruelty, but of real necessity, fell upon the spirits of the travelers like a terrific warning of the peril in which they stood, heightened as it was by the calm though steady resolution of the actors in the scene.
There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at the last one pause: --through infancy's unconscious spell, boyhood's thoughtless faith, adolescence' doubt (the common doom), then scepticism, then disbelief, resting at last in manhood's pondering repose of If.
Steady to his purpose, he scarcely spoke ten words to her through the whole of Saturday, and though they were at one time left by themselves for half-an-hour, he adhered most conscientiously to his book, and would not even look at her.