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To that end we will devote our strength, our resources, and our firmness of resolve.

His firmness prevailed, and the Sultan agreed to take what he offered.

He had not now the advantage of Russell's firmness to support him in this emergency.

The Abb was pleased with the idea, and with the frankness and firmness of our young hero.

As to the firmness she had no fears; it was the dignity she was anxious about.

The firmness of his manner, the gentleness, had a heartbreaking effect.

This will not decrease his opinion of your sagacity and firmness.

There was a gravity in Vere, a firmness that Maurice had lacked.

If the fish is to be boiled, after it is cleaned, a little salt and vinegar should be put into the water, to give it firmness.

There was firmness enough in this speech; altogether too much.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, fermen "make firm, establish," from Old French fermer (12c.) or directly from Latin firmare, from firmus (see firm (adj.)). Related: Firmed; firming.

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