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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"

Wiktionary

  1. firmlyadverb

    In a firm or definite or strong manner.

    She corrected him firmly but gently.

  2. firmlyadverb

    Securely

    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.

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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Numerology

  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. Scott Stringer:

    I firmly believe that all survivors of harassment have the right to come forward. I will reserve further comment until this person has had the opportunity to share their story, for now, let me say without equivocation: these allegations are untrue and do not reflect my interactions with anyone, including any woman or member of my staff.

  2. Christian Stocker:

    We have seen some mixed earnings reports today, however disappointing results from companies such as UPM-Kymmene have eclipsed some positive results, the broader stock market's recent uptrend remains intact, but we need to see a further improvement in company earnings for the trend to remain firmly in place in the coming weeks.

  3. Matt House:

    It is an honor to join Coach Kelly’s staff at LSU, i firmly believe in Coach Kelly’s vision and look forward to getting to work.

  4. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    We need to act firmly, we need to act swiftly and with force.

  5. Catarina Martins:

    The issue is now firmly on the political agenda, it is now in detailed debate in society, it is no longer a problem that each family with a suffering loved one has to face on its own, it now becomes a problem for all of us to find answers to...The state cannot continue to close its eyes to the suffering.

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