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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firm  \Firm\,  a.  [Compar.  {Firmer};  superl.  {Firmest}.]  [OE. 
  ferme,  F.  ferme,  fr.L.  firmus;  cf  Skr.  dharman  support,  law, 
  order  dh?  to  hold  fast  carry.  Cf  {Farm},  {Throne}.] 
  1.  Fixed;  hence  closely  compressed;  compact;  substantial; 
  hard;  solid;  --  applied  to  the  matter  of  bodies;  as  firm 
  flesh;  firm  muscles,  firm  wood. 
 
  2.  Not  easily  excited  or  disturbed;  unchanging  in  purpose; 
  fixed;  steady;  constant;  stable;  unshaken;  not  easily 
  changed  in  feelings  or  will  strong;  as  a  firm  believer; 
  a  firm  friend;  a  firm  adherent. 
 
  Under  spread  ensigns,  moving  nigh,  in  slow  But  firm 
  battalion.  --Milton. 
 
  By  one  man's  firm  obediency  fully  tried  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Solid;  --  opposed  to  fluid;  as  firm  land. 
 
  4.  Indicating  firmness;  as  a  firm  tread;  a  firm  countenance. 
 
  Syn:  Compact;  dense;  hard;  solid;  stanch;  robust;  strong; 
  sturdly;  fixed;  steady;  resolute;  constant. 




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