firmness of purpose

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Noun1.firmness of purpose - the trait of being resolutefirmness of purpose - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
self-command, self-possession, will power, willpower, self-will, self-control, possession - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
steadiness - freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct; "He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said"
sturdiness - resoluteness evidenced by strength of character; "sturdiness of moral principle"
stiffness - firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action; "a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"
bullheadedness, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
single-mindedness - characterized by one unified purpose
adamance, obduracy, unyieldingness - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
decisiveness, decision - the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
determination, purpose - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
steadfastness - steadfast resolution
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Clare; "say he shall possess industry, ambition, and firmness of purpose. Pooh!
How could she-- how could any woman--resist the influence of his steady mind, his firmness of purpose, his manly resolution to owe everything to himself and nothing to his rank, set off as these attractive qualities were by the outward and personal advantages which exercise an ascendancy of their own?
He was now a very energetic man indeed, with great firmness of purpose, strength of resolution, and vigour of action.
Places of honour had been kept for the Miss Lammeters near the head of the principal tea-table in the wainscoted parlour, now looking fresh and pleasant with handsome branches of holly, yew, and laurel, from the abundant growths of the old garden; and Nancy felt an inward flutter, that no firmness of purpose could prevent, when she saw Mr.
Besides, there are as many competing national priorities that can easily torpedo the firmness of purpose. True, lots of "patch work" is being tried out even in the name of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), but the sceptics also require to be given a hearing if a modicum of the required "deep dive" is to be achieved.
What she's done, instead, is to prove to be yet another pliable politician lacking firmness of purpose: She revealed her loyalist colors by praising the Marcoses in Ilocos, returning to the pre-2004 identity of her parents; though she couldn't hit as hard and with the tactical cunning of a Panfilo Lacson, who has more adeptly played the role of the loyal opposition.
The absence of a strategic framework robs the nation and policy makers not only of a sense of direction but also firmness of purpose. A nation lacking such a sense of direction is at the mercy of day-to-day developments, which can throw it off course under the pressure of events and push it in the wrong direction.
Firmness of purpose, clarity and conviction -- EU friends do not underestimate!"
Mrs May, by delaying calling the election, cast doubts on her firmness of purpose. To present the opposition with the gift of the "Dementia Tax" was one they could only have dreamed of.
To challenge stereotypes of boring craft-skilled girls, the Creative Girls Enchanted Adventure series lets out all stops and takes no prisoners, encouraging imagination, flexibility, firmness of purpose, and strength of vision in young women.