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- adv. In a firm or definite or strong manner.
- adv. Securely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a firm manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a firm manner; solidly; compactly; strongly; steadily; with constancy or fixedness; steadfastly; resolutely; immovably: as, particles of matter firmly cohering; he firmly believes in fatalism; his resolution is firmly fixed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
- adv. with firmness
- adv. with resolute determination
firm + -ly (Wiktionary)