[ UK /lˈɒkstɛp/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɑkˌstɛp/ ]
  1. a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
    the union's support had been in lockstep for years
  2. a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
    the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep
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How To Use lockstep In A Sentence

  • the union's support had been in lockstep for years
  • The pace of growth between 1901 and 1911 had been so rapid, and there were so few clouds on the horizon, that most people saw the future unfolding in lockstep with the previous decade.
  • As we are quick to tout the southward expansion of Anglicanism as evidence of its catholicity, we cannot reasonably expect that Africans and Asians will always march in lockstep with traditional Western theology.
  • This spreading would enable all these different human groups to advance in a kind of genetic lockstep. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness
  • The Republican party scares me, They go after anyone who doesn't walk in lockstep with them. First on the Ticker: Graham censured again by county party in S.C.
  • In health care, lockstep Republican opposition caused months of delay, and empowered the likes of Connecticut\'s embittered Senator Joe Lieberman and Nebraska\'s compromised Ben Nelson to exact cankerous concessions to forge a super-majority. Robert L. Borosage: Bipartisan Blight
  • Limbaugh speaks – the GOP march in unquestioning lockstep to his commands. Think Progress » Cantor Opens The Door To GOP Rejecting Obama’s Bipartisan Health Care Meeting
  • You march in lockstep if it makes you feel better. Think Progress » Sarah Palin calls global warming studies ‘snake oil science.’
  • You can't take a linear, lockstep pace in this situation.
  • That would be correct only if the prices of the two stocks moved in perfect lockstep. Principles of Corporate Finance
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