Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNSWERVINGLY

How such a creation of the devil's can love you so unswervingly is more than I can fathom.

Naturally she was unswervingly convinced of the reality of her visions.

Cumshaw's eyes were frank and clear, and met his unswervingly.

So when he swung round they followed him as unswervingly as they would have followed Kid.

It showed an amazing tenacity, and the common people of Russia sustained it unswervingly under conditions of extreme hardship.

I intend to protect the principle of autocracy as firmly and unswervingly as did my late and never-to-be-forgotten father.

Sober, industrious, and unswervingly upright, it seemed certain that he must make his mark.

Keep about six yards behind your leader; follow him unswervingly, and jump after him, but not on him.

Hun 4-inch guns promptly opened fire upon her, but unswervingly the submarine held on.

You are not exactly unfaithful servants; you are too blindly, unswervingly faithful.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to depart, make off;" early 14c., "to turn aside, deviate from a straight course," probably from Old English sweorfan "to rub, scour, file" (but sense development is difficult to trace), from Proto-Germanic *swerbanan (cf Old Norse sverfa "to scour, file," Old Saxon swebran "to wipe off"), from PIE root *swerbh-. Cognate words in other Germanic languages (cf. Old Frisian swerva "to creep," Middle Dutch swerven "to rove, stray") suggests the sense of "go off, turn aside" may have existed in Old English, though unrecorded. Related: Swerved; swerving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNSWERVINGLY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.