Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being stanch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being stanch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being stanch, in any sense.

Etymologies

stanch +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They were a noble and intelligent people, who "had the virtues of the English Puritans without their bigotry," and their coming to America infused into colonial life another element of stanchness of character that was felt all through colonial days.

    History of American Women

  • But what of it — has your Grace gained much by my stanchness?

    A Changed Man

  • If Harry had just cause for anger and sorrow in regard to Nokes and Boscobel, he certainly had equal cause to be proud of the stanchness of his remaining satellites.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • Their lie their stanchness, valor and extraordinary spirit for sacrifice.

    MASS VIETNAM SOLIDARITY RALLY

  • We have sensed a truly remarkable atmosphere in the Soviet Union: the country's moral stanchness, the Soviet Union's revolutionary stanchness, made the greatest impression on us.

    SPEECH AT MOSCOW'S GAGARINSKIY RAUKOM

  • He emphasized that this is the first trench in history in which 15-year old boys have spoken up with stanchness, with a revolutionary attitude, in spite of having Yankee gunboats in sight.

    CLOSING SPEECH TO MERCHANT MARINE, PORT PLENUM

  • Even reactionaries of the worst ilk, exploiters of the people, the most diehard proimperialist elements in the continent, tried to take advantage of our revolution's valiant admissions, tried to make capital of this act of valor by our people in facing up to any kind of problem, this sincerity, loyalty, and stanchness that have marked our process [applause].

    TEXT OF CASTRO'S SPEECH ON FMC 10TH ANNIVERSARY

  • The solidity, reliability, the stamina and, over all, stanchness and ability to take it of the British people have found their way into everything they have made, whether it was a piece of furniture or a ship, or a bit of leather or fabric.

    The HurricaneStory

  • Sylla down as the most audacious little piece of sauciness she had ever come across, showed no little admiration for the stanchness with which the girl stood to her guns in thus upholding their defeated champion.

    Belles and Ringers

  • White, and whose quaint stanchness suggests the same Dutch influence which characterizes the spraddling octagonal windmills -- they would quickly recognize all of these.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

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