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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STEADFASTLY

Tom gazed at her steadfastly, and seemed to say, 'What else?'

So he sat, with a steadfastly vacant gaze, pausing in his work.

He was a true Hudson's Bay man, steadfastly loyal to the Company.

You looked far too long and too steadfastly for a first introduction.

She looked at him steadfastly for a moment without speaking.

There was a light in one of them, and his eyes seemed to be steadfastly fixed on it.

How steadfastly the girl's eyes were fixed oh the distant south!

"Well, I would not," said she, looking him full and steadfastly in the face.

She regarded him steadfastly, still angry, but a trifle curious.

But he had steadfastly refused to resume the duties of his office.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English stedefæst "secure in position," from stede (see stead) + fæst (see fast (adj.)); cf. Middle Low German stedevast, Old Norse staðfastr. Related: Steadfastly, steadfastness.

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