first step


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n first step the first of a series of actions
    • ***


  • Zig Ziglar
    “Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.”
  • Wendell Phillips
    “What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
  • Proverb
    “The first step toward greatness is to be honest.”
  • Ben Stein
    “You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.”
  • Marie De Vichy-Chamrond
    Marie De Vichy-Chamrond
    “The first step is the hardest.”


In literature:

How can the first step be taken?
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Everything else followed logically upon that first step.
"The White Sister" by F. Marion Crawford
Hans, our extraordinary guide, went first, walking with a steady, rapid, unvarying step.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
His first step was to go to the bank, and ask to see the manager.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
The door opened as Philip's foot touched the first step.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
It is the first step in the dramatization of picture.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
Let the baby have or touch the thing he starts after on taking the first step, and he will always get what he wishes.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Charles resolved with great prudence to take the first step towards a confederacy.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
He weathered the attack without leaving his post, and in 1817 made his first real step.
"Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
The price has been paid for the first step and that is the step that counts.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton

In poetry:

Grace first contrived the way
To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display
Which drew the wondrous plan.
"Grace, 'Tis a Charming Sound" by Augustus Montague Toplady
To die in faith, is to begin
A journey freed from care and sin;
'Tis the first step to bliss—a bliss
Unthought of in a world like this.
"Life in Death" by John Bowring
It matters not, how, day by day,
Love made his sure but secret way.
Oh, where is there the heart but knows
Love's first steps are upon the rose!
"The Troubadour. Canto 1" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Speak not so proudly foolish King,
I saw the Dawn that filled thine eyes,
When first you stepped so meek and mild
Into this world of tears and sighs.
"The King And The Mountain" by R S Ward
Their steps awoke the quiet dell;
The first of men was smiling gay;
Still trembled Eve beneath the spell,
The mystery of that passion-sway
She could not quell.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
How humbling to pride were these words of our Lord,
What fears in his guest they serve to awaken;
Though a ruler of Jews, he was yet in his sins;
The first step towards heaven he never had taken.
"The Nocturnal Visit" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

For most agencies, server virtualization is a first step toward cloud computing.
First step to the cloud – virtualization – can be a doozy.
The first step is to determine how much pasture to stockpile .
This is a first step in making legal abortion available in Ireland.
The finding provides a first step to produce 'green hydrogen' under relevant conditions.
A citizens panel took a first step Tuesday night as it considers raising tolls to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for a second consecutive year, beginning next summer.
John's takes first step in bright future.
The first step is choosing the right handgun to use.
A first step is to check the public property records at the county tax office .
Health care bill should be first step on road to bring down costs.
Listener Adam doesn't know whether to tell his wife about their childs first steps or just wait for her to see them for herself.
Six Pillars takes first steps with draft of Broward plan.
Is the Higgs boson the first step to a 'Star Trek' transporter .
The first step, of course, is to rip the head off.
Selecting a trustworthy mover is the first step in avoiding moving day headaches.

In science:

We can now proceed in two steps: First, we fix l and average over the moments of all strong bonds with a given length.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
First, for a narrow distribution of steps ηi , we determine the continuum limit of equations (12), (13), thus recovering the results (1), (2) obtained for Brownian motion.
Statistics of the occupation time for a random walk in the presence of a moving boundary
First, the proof of (2.14) basically repeats what was done on Step 3, so we omit it.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
They proceed in two steps: (a) First, N auxiliary graphs are created.
Defining statistical ensembles of random graphs
As mentioned above, the proof of the First Sum Formula is the last step in proving Theorem 11.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra