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- n. strength; firmness; stability
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Strength; firmness; stability.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Firmness; strength.
If I could choose just one word to describe the mental firmity of these people, that single word would be: not well.
I don't mean to imply that the book is flighty; no, it is grounded in the heavy firmity of New York City, to which it is, indeed, a love song, and so it seems appropriate to end with a measure from that song, one among many:
"God be merciful to the speaker," cries the stern prophet, "for we fear he shall have experience that the building of his ain house, the house of God being despised, shall not be so prosperous or of such firmity as we desire it were" -- so dangerous was it to jest in the presence of one so tremendously in earnest.
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If anything is bothering him it is his Achilles tendon - which is said to still give him gyp every morning - though there is more to it than a player worrying about the firmity of his body.
Chap. 113. 75 firmity or otherwise, incapable of discharging the duties of his office.
Eighteenth, Subject to section five A, the polls and any portion of the estates of persons who by reason of age, in - firmity and poverty are in the judgment of the assessors unable to contribute fully toward the pubHc charges.
Surely therefore, though there be much evil in a Sin of In - firmity, elpecially tfamanfalintoit again and a - gain \ yet Chrift wil not leave a man or caft him off for it.
"Don't laugh, Will," said the wife, "and I'll make you the most beautiful firmity [Footnote: _Firmity_: generally written frumenty; wheat boiled in milk with sugar and fruit.] you ever tasted to-morrow.
"Don't laugh, Will," said the wife, "and I'll make you the most beautiful firmity  you ever tasted to-morrow.
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