American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Fixed or unchanging; steady.
- adj. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving. See Synonyms at faithful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Firm; firmly fixed or established in place or position.
- Firm; unyielding; unwavering; constant; resolute.
- Steady; unwavering; concentered.
- Synonyms Stanch, stable, unflinching.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm.
- adj. Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; steady.
- adj. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
- adj. firm and dependable especially in loyalty
- From Middle English stedefast which in turn comes from Old English stedefæst. It is comprised of two parts: stede (“stead, place”) + -fæst (“fixed”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst : stede, place; see stead + fæst, fixed, fast; see past- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So far, President Obama has been right to remain steadfast on a complete settlement freeze as outlined in the roadmap.”
“But lets remember there is much work to be done, and we the American People need to remain steadfast, focused and supportive of those whose work is abotu to began in merging this important piece of legislation ..”
“Online activists, however, remain steadfast in their opposition to the bill.”
“In true Jack London spirit, the supporters and friends of the Jack London Ranch remain steadfast to their dream, and in the year 2001, the State of California allocated approximately $750.00 that will be allocated for the next three fiscal years to complete the restoration of the cottage dining room.”
“Will his ideals and beliefs fall to the wayside, or will he remain steadfast in his support of the Death Penalty?”
“We have confidence that the people of Iraq will remain steadfast in their rejection of efforts by extremists to spark sectarian tension," said National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer.”
“I remain steadfast in my belief that Iraq was a huge mistake; Afghanistan was not.”
“The Repugs who remain steadfast to the king are not threatened in November; those who are, are moving away from the losing, stay the course which, as you must know, is a slogan, not a strategy.”
“But our job is to remain steadfast in the face of terror, to refuse to be terrorized.”
“Yet I remain steadfast and tolerant bearing no grudge on these unremarkable fools.”
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