STEER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STEER
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steer
 v.  drive; direct; guide by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel
Classic Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
1  His side-fins only serve to steer by.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
2  But, spite of all this, I could see no compass before me to steer by; though it seemed but a minute since I had been watching the card, by the steady binnacle lamp illuminating it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
3  Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
4  He promised to rope a steer for me before sundown next day.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
5  His spine and shoulder-blades stood out like the bones under the hide of a dead steer left in the fields.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
6  'Maybe you lose a steer and learn not to make somethings with your eyes at married men,' Mrs. Shimerda told her hectoringly.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
7  He was a "floorsman" at Jones's, and a wounded steer had broken loose and mashed him against a pillar.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
8  Now and then, when the bosses were not looking, you would see them plunging their feet and ankles into the steaming hot carcass of the steer, or darting across the room to the hot-water jets.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  A time of peril on the killing beds was when a steer broke loose.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
10  It was late in the afternoon when they got back, and they dressed out the remainder of the steer, and a couple of others that had been killed, and then knocked off for the day.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
11  Through chequered fortunes, through many perilous ways, we steer for Latium, where destiny points us a quiet home.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
12  Hither I steer; and it welcomes my weary crew to the quiet shelter of a safe haven.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
13  Hither we steer wearily, and stand in to the little town.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
14  But now for broad Italy hath Apollo of Grynos bidden me steer, for Italy the oracles of Lycia.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
15  And he: 'Thy melancholy phantom, thine, O my father, came before me often and often, and drove me to steer to these portals.'
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Try to steer the light boat to the big ship so that we can be picked up.
2  I'm trying to lose weight so I have to steer clear of fattening foods.
3  It will be difficult to steer a middle course between the competing claims of the two sides in the conflict.
4  When I was a kid, about six or seven, she would often let me steer the car along our driveway.
5  He will steer a middle course between pacifism and revolution.
6  There are lots of things UN and US have to do, in order to steer Iraq back to sovereignty.
7  Her speech steered clear of controversial issues.
8  The ship steered for the open seas.
9  We steered a correct defence policy.
10  With consummate skill, she steered the conversation away from any embarrassing subjects.
11  The ship passed Land's End, then steered towards southern Ireland.
12  He was steering with only one hand.
13  The skill is in steering a middle course between the two extremes.
14  Remember, when driving a car, the golden rule is never to take both hands off the steering wheel.
15  The object of invention is to provide a method for limiting the maximum pressure of a power-assisted steering system.