Definitions

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  • adverb In a steadfast manner; firmly; with conviction; resolutely

Etymologies

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From Middle English stedfastlī ("resolutely, unwavering, completely, utterly, motionlessly, firmly"), equivalent of stedfast +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He told Washington that the Indians kept stedfastly attached to our interest.

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  • He told Washington that the Indians kept stedfastly attached to our interest.

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  • He told Washington that the Indians kept stedfastly attached to our interest.

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  • He told Washington that the Indians kept stedfastly attached to our interest.

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  • Luke 9: 51 ¶And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

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  • Murder was committed; all which he most stedfastly deny'd, protesting, that he never was there in his Life, nor knew the Place.

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  • By this time the Morning was come fully on, and People being up about their business, seeing this Confusion, seiz'd Richard, who stedfastly own'd the Murder of Robert, for which he was carried away to Prison; and would, no doubt, have been executed as the Murderer of

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  • For he cleaveth to the ship, and holdeth it still stedfastly in the sea, as though the ship were on ground therein.

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  • Mecos a little stedfastly, knew him to be the Pyrate that had taken and sold them into Ægypt, and he likewise knew them; and casting himself at their Feet, begg'd Pardon for what was past, assuring them of a true and sincere Repentance; and that it was that hearty and unfeign'd Sorrow, which had brought him to offer himself a Sacrifice to the just Anger of my Lord Publius Scipio.

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  • By this time the Morning was come fully on, and People being up about their business, seeing this Confusion, seiz'd Richard, who stedfastly own'd the Murder of Robert, for which he was carried away to Prison; and would, no doubt, have been executed as the Murderer of

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