What does firmly mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringlyadverb

    with resolute determination

    "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"

  2. securely, firmlyadverb

    in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger

    "she held the child securely"

  3. hard, firmlyadverb

    with firmness

    "held hard to the railing"


  1. firmlyadverb

    In a firm or definite or strong manner.

    She corrected him firmly but gently.

  2. firmlyadverb


    Tie the rope firmly to the post.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Firmlyadverb

    Etymology: from firm.

    Thou shalt come of force,
    Though thou art firmlier fasten’d than a rock. John Milton, Agonist.

    How very hard particles, which touch only in a few points, can stick together so firmly, without something which causes them to be attracted towards one another, is difficult to conceive. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    Himself to be the man the fates require;
    I firmly judge, and what I judge desire. John Dryden, Æn. b. vii.

    The common people of Lucca are firmly persuaded, that one Lucquese can beat five Florentines. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. firmly

    Firmly is an adverb that describes an action done in a manner that is strong, solid, rigid, well-fixed, tightly secured, or not subject to change or revision. It can imply determination, certainty, a sense of authority, or physical solidity or pressure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firmlyadverb

    in a firm manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firmly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2503

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firmly' in Adverbs Frequency: #207

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firmly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firmly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of firmly in a Sentence

  1. Chris Retzler:

    I don't know how low we go and how long we stay there, but I still remain firmly of the belief that we are in a bull market.

  2. Larry Anders:

    I firmly believe that had he had better care, it would've been a different ending.

  3. Jon Winkelried:

    Prioritizing diversity and inclusion is as essential to our business performance as it is our cultural aspirations, i firmly believe real work on diversity and inclusion will significantly strengthen the kind of talent we can recruit, the proprietary opportunities we see, and most importantly, our long-term performance as investors.

  4. Patrick Phillips:

    I am firmly against the destruction or censoring of art in any form, but it would be disingenuous for anyone to say that these pieces, especially in a library whose central mission is to welcome and support the entire campus, are' just art,' they represent much more and it is incumbent upon us to address that fact.

  5. Daniel DiNardo:

    This is a moral catastrophe, it is also part of this catastrophe that so many faithful priests who are pursuing holiness and serving with integrity are tainted by this failure. We firmly resolve, with the help of God's grace, never to repeat it.

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    having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
    A ravening
    B ectomorphic
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