firmly

[Firm┬Ěly]

When you do something firmly, you do it with strength or in a secure way, like when you shut a door firmly behind you so your cat can't get out.

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In a firm manner.

Adverb
with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"

Adverb
with firmness; "held hard to the railing"

Adverb
in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger; "she held the child securely"


adv.
In a firm manner.


Firmly

Firm"ly, adv. In a firm manner.

In a firm manner.

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Usage Examples

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.

Every time I got 'Amazing Spider-Man' or 'Fantastic Four' or another book firmly on the rails, we got pulled into some big event book or crossover and it cost momentum and messed badly with the pacing and structure of the book.

I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I'm cool with that.

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law in journalism, literature and art.

I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry.

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.

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Other Usage Examples

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal 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.

I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!

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.

Be as a tower firmly set Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

I firmly believe in marriage. It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you're thinking about divorce. You shouldn't get married.

I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind.

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.

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