keep step

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Verb1.keep step - maintain the same pace; "The child cannot keep step with his big brother"
keep up - maintain a required pace or level; "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"
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We had both the same sort of courage at our work, and John had oftener to hold us in than to urge us forward; he never had to use the whip with either of us; then our paces were much the same, and I found it very easy to keep step with her when trotting, which made it pleasant, and master always liked it when we kept step well, and so did John.
Jamie had "trained" before, and was made a colonel at once; but Pokey was the best of all, and called forth a spontaneous burst of applause from the spectators as she brought up the rear, her cocked hat all over one eye, her flag trailing over her shoulder, and her wooden sword straight up in the air; her face beaming and every curl bobbing with delight as her fat legs tottered in the vain attempt to keep step manfully.
Turn your toes out, and keep step -- confound you, keep step!" Mrs.
With a brain working and a body working one could keep step with the crowd and never be found out for the hollow machine, lacking the essential thing, that one was conscious of being.
"Keep step with me, then, and don't tread on my toes," pleaded Polly.
"Admirable and dogmatic!" repeated the curate, who, about as strong as D'Artagnan with respect to Latin, carefully watched the Jesuit in order to keep step with him, and repeated his words like an echo.
He had risen from his seat, and was trying to keep step with the prince, running after him, up and down.
But if he had any taste for walking, or should wish at any time to break into a trot, he might sometimes find it a little difficult to keep step with your mother.
Mr Rae said: "I have a support group that has been working very diligently to keep Step Change relevant and deliver solid products and services.
"When 1000 people die, it seems a little odd that 48 years after Misuse of Drugs Act we are not seeing the legislation keep step with advances in society, let alone protect officers who are trying to uphold the law with all the best intentions around the preservation of life." Johnson said approaches adopted by some English forces, where addicts are given the option of treatment and education programmes as an alternative to arrest for possession of small amounts of drugs, were the way forward.
Readers of this column know that my vision for Hofstra Law is to create a curriculum designed to yield attorneys who are ready for the challenges of practice, and one that perpetually shifts to keep step withand hopefully, keep a step ahead ofemerging business dynamics.
The world's technological advances is moving at such veritable speed that rural banks need to keep step.