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steady-going

[sted-ee-goh-ing] /ˈstɛd iˈgoʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
steadfast; faithful; unchanging:
steady-going service to the cause of justice.
2.
regular and dependable, as in habits of living:
a steady-going family man.
Origin of steady-going
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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  • London for the stranger has a steady-going, hearty hospitality.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Let it be said of him that he was a steady-going young man, and that he sighed for the moon.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He's a quiet, steady-going, regular dragon at his work—he is!

    Basil Wilkie Collins
  • But for you and your steady-going banks, how could we operate at all?

    Hester, Volume 2 (of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • No, love is a luxury of the rich and the poor and the steady-going.

    The Great God Success John Graham (David Graham Phillips)
  • They were steady-going fellows and both were dead shots with the rifle.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Not that the money will hurt him much; but that he would so like to have a steady-going son.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope
  • Ask my Cousin William, and he'll tell you that I'm a steady-going fellow.

    The Squire's Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking
  • He is about to settle down into a steady-going farmer, Mr. Chattaway.

    Trevlyn Hold Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He is not brilliant, but steady-going; he is improving slowly but surely.

    John Bull, Junior Max O'Rell

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