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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNSTEADY

As his hand neared the latch I could see in the dim light that his movements were unsteady.

The strain upon him had been so great that his nerves and brain were unsteady.

Blandois' hand was unsteady; but he laughed, and that would naturally shake it.

They were done with some very poor instrument, and hurriedly, with an unsteady hand.

He looked down at his sister with glittering and unsteady eyes.

On the street outside I heard it not only in his unsteady laugh but in my own as well.

The Spaniard rubbed his hands, and Mr. Blood observed that they were unsteady.

"You'll be walking the crank yet, Capt'n," said they, in mockery of his unsteady gait.

He stopped in his unsteady walk, and sat and stared into the fire.

He tore it open with unsteady fingers, and sought the signature.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + steady (adj.). Cf. Old Frisian unstadich, German unstätig, Middle Dutch onstadich.

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