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firm

1
(of prices, markets, etc.) tending to rise

firm

2
1. a business partnership
2. any commercial enterprise
3. a team of doctors and their assistants
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He was looking out over the water, and in the lantern light she noted the lines of his face--strong, stern, dogged, the mouth almost chaste but firmer and thinner-lipped than Tudor's.
I am carried along a rough pathway made of great flat stones, until we reach the firmer earth, and discover a human dwelling-place at last.
"The firmer the woman's footing in society, the worse it is.
The scout directed Heyward and his disconsolate fellow travelers to seat themselves in the forward end of the canoe, and took possession of the other himself, as erect and steady as if he floated in a vessel of much firmer materials.
Holding by a shroud, Starbuck was standing on the quarter-deck; at every flash of the lightning glancing aloft, to see what additional disaster might have befallen the intricate hamper there; while Stubb and Flask were directing the men in the higher hoisting and firmer lashing of the boats.
She unconsciously made a gesture of angry dissent and moved a step nearer her seat, but was arrested by Miss Dearborn's command in a still firmer voice.
For a moment or two she could say no more; but when this emotion had passed away, she added, in a firmer tone,
lending firmer some MARK But Barratt said the market had also been helped by banks making more mortgages available and cautious optimism in the jobs market - making people more confident about moving to a new home.
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Former Miss Argentina lost her life after going under the knife to get firmer buttocks.
If they don't water the greens so much, they will be firmer during the week, but I would probably think around 20, something like that, very close to it [will be a good winning score].
The Bank's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted seven-two to hold borrowing costs two weeks ago amid worries over soaring oil and food costs and growth that was firmer than expected.