Definitions for firmly
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firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringlyadverb
with resolute determination
"we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
"she held the child securely"
"held hard to the railing"
In a firm or definite or strong manner.
She corrected him firmly but gently.
Tie the rope firmly to the post.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
in a firm manner
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Rank popularity for the word 'firmly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2503
Rank popularity for the word 'firmly' in Adverbs Frequency: #207
The numerical value of firmly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of firmly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
If we indulge crimes and breaches of the law, even whitewash, exonerate or give them support, that would be a blatant challenge to the rule of law in Hong Kong, which will eventually hurt the interest of all the Hong Kong people, hence, the central government firmly supports Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Special Administrative Region government continue to govern effectively and actively make a difference in accordance with the law, firmly supports Hong Kong Police to do their duties in accordance with the law.
(We) must firmly defend our national security, with regime and system security at its core, and firmly defend the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and our nation's Socialist system.
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
I am reaffirming that the United States government will not make concessions, such as paying ransom, to terrorist groups holding American hostages, I firmly believe that the United States government paying ransom to terrorists risks endangering more Americans and funding the very terrorism that we're trying to stop. And so I firmly believe that our policy ultimately puts fewer Americans at risk.
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