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The faithful attendants at once suspected treachery in Alcibiades.

They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department.

With her it was a matter of pride in having been a faithful steward.

The agricultural districts were faithful to the Liberals, but they lost in the boroughs.

Still, too, she was faithful to her cousin, or to the shadow which bore his name.

In the meantime the faithful squire was devising a plan of escape.

Had they been faithful to their trust, all would have gone well.

"He is faithful--to the death," she asseverated with passion.

I knew I could say what I wanted to with my faithful pen—and I am bound to say it.

And the faithful Thasus, too, was resolved to bear them company.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "full of faith," also "firm in allegiance," from faith + -ful. Meaning "true to the facts" is from 1520s. The noun sense of "true believers" is from 1550s. Related: Faithfully; faithfulness. Old Faithful geyser named 1870 by explorer Gen. H.D. Washburn, Surveyor-General of the Montana Territory, in reference to the regularity of its outbursts.

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