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But the deputy speakership was just a stepping-stone to the top job for al-Abadi.

I remember that being a stepping-stone for me when it comes to why he gets so aggravated.

Yet there is something unique about this kind of development that skips traditional stepping stone technologies.

It is also a stepping stone to the Supreme Court, the place where potential justices are groomed and observed.

You certainly don't do this as a stepping stone to run for president.

He would use the thousand pounds as a stepping-stone to legitimate fortune.

But, important as this situation is, it is yet only to be considered a stepping-stone to further advancement.

Peering into the gloom, the youth saw the top of the next rock which was used as a stepping-stone by other visitors.

Like many pioneers, it did not achieve practical success itself, but it supplied a stepping stone to further progress.

Marazion is a pleasant little place, but of course its chief interest is as the stepping-stone to St. Michael's Mount.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stepping-stone, such as: apparatus, instrument, agency, agent, aid, and auspices.

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