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staunch

Rare (of a ship, etc.) watertight; seaworthy
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It's a movie backed by enough evidence about the reality of climate change to turn the staunchest of deniers into a full-blown eco warrior.
His call has also been backed by President Rosen Plevneliev, who is one of the staunchest advocates of boosting defense spending in line with NATO requirements.
Not even the staunchest republican can take that away from her.
Kacey Musgraves is one of the staunchest allies the LGBTQ community has right now in the world of country music.
And, like the targeting of people who only want to drive to the pub for one sociable drink and go home, they are in danger of alienating those who have always been the police's staunchest supporters.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe, US staunchest ally in Latin America.
John McCain, R-Ariz., is one of the program's staunchest critics.
The move comes after the two staunchest supporters of the European Convention on Human Rights among Conservatives in the Cabinet - Kenneth Clarke and former attorney general Dominic Grieve - lost their jobs in David Cameron's reshuffle of his top team.
According to New York Daily News, the announcement came after Secretary of State John Kerry said the US could enlist the help of Iran, one of its staunchest enemies, to deal with the Al Qaeda-aligned militants who have seized several major Iraqi cities.
Not only has Ferguson been one of the LMA's staunchest supporters, he sits alongside Moyes on its nine-strong executive board.
One of the staunchest critics of the saffron brigade is hit by revelations about his personal life
Turkey and Qatar have adopted a similar stance regarding the Syrian conflict, with both countries emerging as the staunchest opponents of President Bashar al-Assad and leading supporters of the opposition trying to topple him.