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See definition of step-by-step on Dictionary.com
  • adj.gradual
  • adv.gradually and steadily

synonyms for step-by-step

  • piecemeal
  • bit-by-bit
  • by degrees
  • continuous
  • creeping
  • even
  • gentle
  • gradational
  • graduate
  • moderate
  • progressive
  • regular
  • slow
  • steady
  • successive
  • unhurried
  • bit by bit
  • drop by drop
  • gradually
  • inch by inch
  • one by one
  • little by little
  • piecemeal
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How to use step-by-step in a sentence

The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
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But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The sound of my step shall make your heart jump; a look from me shall make you dumb for an hour.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The young lady, hearing his step, turned round and stood on the stair, confronting him fiercely.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
In connection with this step the practice of melodies is useful, if one has musical taste.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STEP-BY-STEP

  • drop-by-drop
  • gentle
  • gradational
  • gradual
  • moderate
  • moderated
  • slow
  • steady
  • step-by-step
  • unhurried
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.