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1. Loyal and resolute: a stalwart ally; stalwart support.
2. Strong and imposing: a stalwart oak tree.
One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause: party stalwarts.

[Middle English, alteration of stalworth, from Old English stǣlwierthe, serviceable, probably alteration of *statholwierthe, steadfast : stathol, foundation; see staddle + weorth, valuable; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

stal′wart·ly adv.
stal′wart·ness n.


adv fight, opposetapfer, unentwegt; supporttreu; believeunerschütterlich; builtkräftig
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Stalwartly anti-communist, Bethell in his books such as Betrayed, strongly supported the Anglo-American efforts to overthrow the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe.
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That is why, as a matter of personal and ethnic pride, Menelaus along with the other Achaeans fights stalwartly to try and prevent Hector's stripping of Patroclus's corpse.
While the author is aware that most nationalist leaders in Poznan were secularists, he demonstrates that the majority of Poles and Germans dwelling there stalwartly identified with their religious traditions, each of which helped shape and sustain their nationalist convictions.
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