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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STEP

As I approached nearer I saw at every step new tokens of my friends.

He walked, indeed, with a step of amazing springiness for a man of his years.

In this a step in advance of some of our neighbours was taken.

"Taken the first step toward a good dinner," said the other, coolly.

“Would that you had been with us,” said Ambrose, sitting down beside him on the step.

But we are disposed to vindicate the propriety of the step he took.

The Republic has marched on and on, and its step has exalted freedom and humanity.

This step followed legitimately after the disestablishment of the Irish Church.

He slipped to the door in turn with a step so noiseless that even Jud wondered.

He had somehow injured his knee that he could not walk a step.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English steppan (Anglian), stæppan (West Saxon) "take a step," from West Germanic *stap- "tread" (cf. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch stap, Old High German stapfo, German stapfe "footstep"), from PIE root *stebh- "to tread, step" (cf. Old Church Slavonic stopa "step, pace," stepeni "step, degree"). Originally strong (past tense stop, past participle bestapen); weak forms emerged 13c., universal from 16c. Stepping stone first recorded early 14c.; in the figurative sense 1650s. Step on it "hurry up" is 1923, from notion of gas pedal; step out (v.) is from 1907.

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