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  • adjective superlative form of staunch: most staunch.

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Examples

  • Across the county there wasn't much interest in the school election until one of the nuttier churches put up some of the "staunchest" candidates.

    Planet Atheism

  • Interestingly, no one, not even the staunchest opponents of abortion rights, disputes this.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • However, Black Protestants have the highest degree of traditionalism and the highest level of religious activity and yet are the staunchest members of the Democratic coalition.

    American Grace

  • "Unfortunately the situation is heading toward a deep crisis and the government partnership is under threat," said Masoud al-Barzani, president of the Kurdistan regional government and one of Washington's staunchest allies in Iraq.

    Iraq Crisis Looms With Arrest Order

  • What is remarkable, however, is that even the staunchest of conservatives displayed little willingness to fall publicly on their swords on defense the way they were about tax cuts and their refusal to take on the latter will make it impossible to defend the former.

    Christopher Holshek: End of the Military-Industrial Complex?

  • During the first six months of his presidency, Obama journeyed to Saudi Arabia and Egypt; halfway through the third year of his term, he has yet to visit Israel, America's staunchest, most democratic and most stable and reliable ally in the region.

    Lloyd Greif: Obama and the Quest for Mideast Peace

  • Even the staunchest non-traditionalists have wedding rings.

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  • Labor unions have been the staunchest opponents of efforts to cut benefits, leading protests in Greece, Spain and elsewhere against government pension cuts.

    Crisis Forces Look at Pension Reforms

  • Mr. Taylor said this week that he is sticking with an earlier prediction that the euro will fall to parity against the dollar this year, a forecast that places him among the euro's staunchest bears.

    Hedge Funds Hurt by Bets Against Euro

  • What is remarkable, however, is that even the staunchest of conservatives displayed little willingness to fall publicly on their swords on defense the way they were about tax cuts and their refusal to take on the latter will make it impossible to defend the former.

    Christopher Holshek: End of the Military-Industrial Complex?

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