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Rare (of a ship, etc.) watertight; seaworthy
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[USA], Oct 20 (ANI): Actor Cate Blanchett, who played a lesbian in the 2015 film 'Carol', has staunchly defended straight actors playing LGBT characters on screen.
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno had earlier said he would not allow any compromise with the House of Representatives as he staunchly defended the government's proposed cash-based budget.
Leaders of all the main parties are backing change in a staunchly Catholic country.
NNA - Democratic Gathering Party Chief, MP Walid Jumblatt, staunchly criticized via Twitter on Saturday the Lebanese power officials in the case of acquitting Ziad Itani.
From shape poems and snatches of interviews to historical "introductions" and periodic "poemaps" that visually trace the paths of US military bases and the leak of toxic chemicals, Perez's staunchly indigenous and decolonized verse personalizes and exposes legacies of exploitation on his home island of Guam and in the western Pacific (see WLT, May 2017, 68).
While the appointments have not changed the Vatican's official position on abortion, some conservative Catholics view the changes as a shift in the previously staunchly antiabortion ideology of the academy's usual makeup; former academy member Christine Vollmer, for example, describes Reverend Biggar's appointment as the effective elimination of the institution.
Or are you already staunchly in support of one party for the election?
Mrs Thatcher was staunchly opposed to forcing sanctions on South Africa, a position Sir Geoffrey also held, but he warned his prime minister that Britain's stance had led Commonwealth members to see it as defending apartheid.
Mestan, who has declared himself "liberal", made clear he could not take part in Kanev's project which is staunchly right-wing and stressed Bulgaria's political life needs "a liberal movement for the Euro-Atlantic development of the country."However, he added his movement would be open to dialogue with all parties on "nationally significant issues".Mestan has not yet launched an official project after being <a href="http://www.novinite.com/articles/172378/Bulgaria%27s+DPS+Party+Expels+Chairman+Lyutvi+Mestan">removed as DPS leader and expelled from the party in December.
And despite the pontiff's staunchly anti-capitalist views, local companies couldn't help but jump on the bandwagon, peddling everything from "Holy Wooder" beer to Pope-emblazoned pizza boxes.
Gerard "Jock" Davison was gunned down in the street close to his home in the staunchly republican Markets area last Tuesday morning.
In the same context, Russia's Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin said that Russia is staunchly opposed to any attempts to impose sanctions against Syria without basis.