go steady

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go steady date regularly; have a steady relationship with "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?","He is dating his former wife again!"
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Usage

In literature:

Now, Bertie, because you are my nephew, and have been a good, steady lad, I am going to place you in a position of great trust.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Woodthrop was popular, honest, steady-going; a fine, typical Englishman of the period, I suppose.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
But just you start me, sir, and then I shall go on as steady and reg'lar as can be.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Under the steady pressure of the sturdy legs about his waist Mascola felt his strength going from him.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
I have a steady-going and faithful old horse, and we will go wherever you like.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
Why, if I was to go and offer one of those men a steady job at ten dollars a month more than Herne pays, he would turn his nose up at me.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
She was walking on the verge of a precipice but she knew that with steady footsteps she could go towards her appointed place.
"Amabel Channice" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The fatigue of the steady travel of the trip now began to show its effect upon them all, and the boys were quite ready to go into camp.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
His eyes, serious with that insight of the observer who knows what is going on without and within, were clear and steady.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Well, lads, let's join the ladies: I'm none of your steady-going old topers.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Already his nerve was going and he was trying to steady himself with whisky.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
His steady-going horse, with due regard for the sex of his companion, allowed Bess to lead him by a neck.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Half has got to do wrong an' go to the left, to hold things steady.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
After a full hour and a half of steady going, the three hills obligingly moved perceptibly nearer.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
We don't try to count them although we do to-day know about how many go by in a second if the current is steady.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
You're a good steady liar; you go over and talk to Yank.
"Gold" by Stewart White
After he has started to really go away with his prize a steady pull is quite sure to result in his capture.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
There is no folly, no pardoning warmth of temper about them; they are as steady-going and systematic in their own way as the studious in theirs.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He had expected strong opposition from the quiet, steady-going Ralph.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
The cow gentleman first selects a quick yet steady-going mule; then he looks for a dead steer.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
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In poetry:

We detachments steady throwing,
Down the edges, through the passes, up the mountains steep,
Conquering, holding, daring, venturing, as we go, the unknown ways,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
"Pioneers! O Pioneers!" by Walt Whitman
Who are these that go to the high peaks and the snow?
Side by side do they ride, their steady eyes aglow.
Gallant gentlemen, they go spurring o'er the plain;
Home from the war again.
"Riding Home" by Katharine Tynan
On, out in the West where the riders are ready,
They sing an old song and they tell an old tale,
And its moral is plain: Take it easy, go steady,
While riding a horse on the Malibu Trail.
"Roll A Rock Down" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
"Yes, operations are so dear,
But it's your comfort and your cheer
To know your job's so steady here."
These are his words; so meek and mild,
He looks just like a simple child . . .
Go! darn it! Suddenly I'm riled.
"The Key Of The Street" by Robert W Service
Yet with steady lip, and with fearless eye,
And with cheek like the flush of dawn,
Unflinchingly she spoke in reply —
"Go hence with the break of morn,
I will neither confess, nor yet deny,
I will return thee scorn for scorn."
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Today I will let the old boat stand
Where the sweep of the harbor tide comes in
To the pulse of a far, deep-steady sway.
And I will rest and dream and sit on the deck
Watching the world go by
And take my pay for many hard days gone I remember.
"Waiting" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Going by that logic, you could say that we're going steady with Rimmel's new polish.
During the month of September, Claude Ray III saw sales at his Ford dealership in Elberton go from slow to very slow, then end steady.
Want to go steady , again.
Steady Going for Salary Hikes.
Luckily, I made it safely all the while going a steady 35 to 40 miles per hour.
As novel as it is to see a jukebox full of Nick Drake and Modest Mouse, sometimes you just want to go to a bar and drown your coolness in a steady stream of bottled Bud and sweet classic rock.
Some mount winches simply to help pulling someone out of the water if they go over, others use winches for small steadying sails or for lifting dinghies.
"We haven't seen any big booms anytime and we've been fortunate to stay steady, but we're definitely confident that this is going to turn around," said Henry.
Though we're still months away from ' Iron Man 3's release, that doesn't mean we aren't going to get a trickle of steady publicity from now until May 3, 2013.
Though we're still months away from 'Iron Man 3's release, that doesn't mean we aren't going to get a trickle of steady publicity from now until May 3, 2013.
Amazing shot from a steady-cam showing the storm roll in, the lights go out, and the weather get crazy.
"Going Steady" With a Series Makes Sense.
The good and friendly Irish pub Mick O'Shea's has been a steady presence on a volatile block for going on 20 years.
The Hold Steady will perform at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair on New Year's Eve, with tickets going on sale Friday at noon.
NFL Wants to Go Steady--With Reebok The Nation.
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In science:

In the steady-state regime, the net current summed over the electrodes is zero, that is the incoming and the out-going flows of electrons through the quantum dot compensate each other.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
From these integrations the steady state energies El , which only depended on the one quantum parameter l, needed to go with the Schr¨odinger description were calculated.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
In the case of (linear) Oseen equations, steady state solution equals to zero and invariant manifold is replaced on subpace Xσ invariant with respect to resolving semigroup and such that the solution going out initial condition w0 ∈ Xσ tends to zero as time t → ∞ with the rate e−σt or faster.
Feedback stabilization for Oseen fluid equations:A stochastic approach
III we briefly go though the asymptotic analysis for double layers in quasi-equilibrium, adapting the results of Ref. concerning the transient dynamics, to our case of interest, namely the steady-state response when an ac voltage with frequency around the inverse RC time is applied.
Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages
In the flux separation case (E and F) we have normal granular convection going on inside the inclusions while small, fairly steady convectons can be observed in the magnetized fluid in between.
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
Finally, the system must have an outlet, through which the grains go out of the system, which is absolutely necessary to attain a steady state.
Sandpile Models of Self-Organized Criticality
The infrastructure needs to provide these functions when the cluster is in a steady state and more importantly, while nodes in the cluster are going up and down.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Science accepts the big bang based on data, even though we can't go back to witness it, i.e. a conjecture about an unknowable cause was resolved by knowable world data. If science can resolve the steady state vs. big bang hypothesis contrast, it can resolve the objective vs. vir tual reality contrast.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
We certainly don’t yet know whether there is a consistent quantum field theory that would go by the name of general relativity, although the steady progress we have been making keeps us confident that it will be possible to cleanly resolve this question.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
Without going into details, we summarize the results obtained with this modified baker model for the steady state areas.
Autocatalytic Reactions in Systems with Hyperbolic Mixing: Exact Results for the Active Baker Map
In order to obtain the outgoing solution one can introduce damping, then calculate (E4) that will correspond to the steady state solution, and, finally, take the limit of damping coefficient going to zero.
Intrinsic dissipation in nanomechanical resonators due to phonon tunneling
There is a peak at 2-3 GeV, a minimum around 7 GeV and then a steady rise going out to high pT which has not yet leveled-off even at pT = 30 GeV.
Recent Heavy Ion Results with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
In particular, both the steady-state drag force and torque go to zero as β goes to zero.
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
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