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noun as in footfall

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Emily followed in her footsteps and had a remarkable career as a surgeon, institutional leader and head of a medical school for women.

Presumably, she has followed in the footsteps of her godmother, Captain Marvel, and become some sort of do-gooder.

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I guess I had map-making in my blood, though I hadn’t planned to follow in my father’s footsteps.

Her career as a doctor may be one of the few things that will make her think twice about a full-time political career in her mother’s footsteps.

Rogers initially signed with George Washington in 2015, intent on following in his father’s footsteps.

For three years I had been listening to the voice of Hope, and for three years I had waited for a footstep on my threshold.

You can hear every footstep, which detracts from the experience exponentially.

Soon, however, another footstep became audible on the stairs below, and this time Sarah heard it distinctly.

She tried to see her way through; she was thinking it out when the sound of a footstep behind caused her to look round.

One step away he made, then his foot halted, as the whispering sound of a quick footstep came from behind through the bush.

Away they went, with Gyp at their heels, and every footstep resounded through the old house until they reached the upper floor.

There was a slow, heavy footstep upon the stairs, and in a moment Seth had hidden the letter.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to footstep, such as: footprint, gait, pace, step, track, and tread.

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