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  • adj. comparative form of firm: more firm
  • n. A physical exercise or cosmetic product intended to firm part of the body.
  • n. A thin chisel with a tang to enter the handle instead of a socket for receiving it.


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  • Mr. Jeffrey, who had subdued whatever indignation he may have felt at this unmistakable proof of the coroner's intention to have his own way with him whatever the cost to his sensitiveness or pride, obeyed the latter's command in firmer tones than I expected.

    The Filigree Ball

  • His struggles fixed the coin firmer, and, in spite of our efforts, he died -- one more victim, among many, to the fierce fever for gold.

    Novel Notes

  • "Consumer spending and confidence generally were characterized as firmer than in recent reporting periods."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Thus the absence of Adrian, concerted for the purpose of separating, united them in firmer bonds than ever.


  • This makes the precipitate "firmer" -- if such an expression be allowable -- and this time it will sink to the bottom almost immediately after the stirring has ceased, and the alcohol may be poured off.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • The stronger the perceived self-efficacy, the higher the goal challenges people set for themselves and the firmer is their commitment to them.

    Self-Efficacy - Albert Bandura

  • The more profound the study of the last days of the Confederacy, the firmer will be the conviction that the best of management was required of the North to assure the end of the war in the spring of 1865.

    Chapter XIV

  • The deeper and warmer our love for the Lord is, the clearer and stronger our faith grows; and the clearer and stronger our faith is in him, the firmer are our assurances that he is our life.

    Life and Labors of Elder John Kline the Martyr Missionary

  • The stronger the opposition, the firmer was her determination not to yield, nor was it a relief to be rid of it.

    The Life and Work of Susan B Anthony 01

  • It is evident that the closer the left leg is to the saddle, the firmer will be the seat.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.


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