Stepped


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Stepped

Refers to forms that are increased or decreased by a series of successive increments or modulated by incremental stages or steps.
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My first impulse was to await darkness before attempting to cross the plain, so deeply implanted are habits of thought; but of a sudden I recollected the perpetual noonday brilliance which envelopes Pellucidar, and with a smile I stepped forth into the day-light.
He reached the brink of the well, stepped outward into space, lunged forward, and shot downward into the inky depths below.
The young man stepped into the dark entry, which was partitioned off from the tiny kitchen.