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01. He finally found a [steady] job after working part-time at a number of different places for a couple of years.
02. The weather was cloudy in the morning, but it got [steadily] sunnier and sunnier throughout the day, and by late afternoon it was beautiful outside.
03. Aesop's fable of "The Tortoise and the Hare" teaches us that slow and [steady] wins the race.
04. It has been raining [steadily] all day, so the garden won't need to be watered for a while.
05. The old man [steadied] the horse while the child climbed onto its back.
06. She was so emotional that she found it hard to keep her hand [steady] when she signed her marriage license.
07. Keep the canoe [steady] as you climb into it.
08. Francois De La Rochefoucauld once observed that neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a [steady] eye.
09. There is an Icelandic proverb which observes that on the ladder to success there is always somebody on the rung above you who uses your head to [steady] himself.
10. It has been snowing [steadily] for over a week now, and the children are hoping that the schools will have to be closed.
11. Tuna swim at a [steady] rate of 10 miles per hour, and they never stop moving until they die.
12. If the earth didn't radiate back into space as much heat as it receives from the sun, the temperature on our planet would [steadily] rise, and life would become impossible.
13. Driving within the speed limit, and at a [steady] speed uses less gas and saves you money.
14. Economic growth in Iceland has been remarkably [steady] over the past five years at 4% to 5%.
15. Unemployment in Spain has been [steadily] falling in the past few years, but at 13% in 2002, remains the highest in the European Union.
16. Sathya Sai Baba once remarked that the only permanent change is slow, [steady] change.
17. Records dating from the 1800s to the present day show a [steady] increase in global temperatures by around 0.7C.
18. The earliest Christian communities grew [steadily] and spread their faith to all parts of the Roman Empire.

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