from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a steep manner; with steepness; with precipitous declivity: as, a height rising steeply.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a steep manner; with steepness; with precipitous declivity.

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  • adverb In a steep manner.

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  • adverb in a steep manner


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  • adj. having the form of a steeple

    A high wall, the steeply prongs of a few plutocratic tombs, then a quick view through a chained gate.

    — Julian Barnes, 1996, 'Gnossienne', in Cross Channel

    formerly obsolete: OED only has a quotation from 1551.

    July 11, 2008

  • Mmm... steeply...

    July 11, 2008