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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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It is an ironical fact that Lady Wetherby was by nature one of the firmest believers in existence in the policy of breaking things gently to people.
As I received the story, they began in an imprudence on her own part one day when she was taken by surprise, which shows how difficult it is for the firmest of us (she was very firm) to be always guarded.
I showed him all that was sent to me; I told him that, next to the providence of Heaven, which disposed all things, it was owing to him; and that it now lay on me to reward him, which I would do a hundred-fold: so I first returned to him the hundred moidores I had received of him; then I sent for a notary, and caused him to draw up a general release or discharge from the four hundred and seventy moidores, which he had acknowledged he owed me, in the fullest and firmest manner possible.
To multiply instances where it were impossible to adduce an exception would be to waste your time and abuse your patience; but in the sacred volume, which contains the substances of our firmest faith and of our most precious hopes, these passions not only maintain their highest efficacy, but are sanctioned by the express injunctions of the Divine Legislator to his chosen people.
It would have made any man shed tears, in spite of the firmest resolution, to have seen the first transports of this poor fellow's joy when he came to his father: how he embraced him, kissed him, stroked his face, took him up in his arms, set him down upon a tree, and lay down by him; then stood and looked at him, as any one would look at a strange picture, for a quarter of an hour together; then lay down on the ground, and stroked his legs, and kissed them, and then got up again and stared at him; one would have thought the fellow bewitched.
After binding his wife, daughter, and son-in-law to the deepest secrecy,--for, however petty the gossip, their places, as he thought, depended on their discretion,--he related the incomprehensible enigma of the resignation of a deputy, the very legitimate desire of the general-secretary to get elected to the place, and the secret opposition of the minister to this wish of a man who was one of his firmest supporters and most zealous workers.
In the last week, it has seen the FATF debacle when two of our firmest closest allies broke ranks under the pressure of realpolitik and walked away leaving Turkey as a sole supporter among the all-weather supporters.
5 billion euros, or seven times the amount the Macedonian authorities sought, which is one of the firmest proofs of how strong the investors' trust is in Macedonia's stability and the positive prospects of Macedonia's economy, the Ministry of Finance said.
At a party there last night, William, 35, said the UK and Germany would stay "the firmest of friends" after Brexit.
With the co-operation of I-BRAIN and Sandy, the robot, HARRTSTM with its Untested Novel Technology is the realm's firmest Human Assisted Robotic Hair Transplant System which is proficient in effecting up to 1800 Grafts Procedure in about 2 Hours.
This combination of growing demand and falling supply has pushed house prices up further, with 55 per cent of respondents seeing a growth in prices - the firmest price momentum of any region across the UK.
Consistently solid fiscal performance has put the nation on its firmest fiscal footing in history.