steadfastly


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Related to steadfastly: considerably, involuntarily, steadily, willingly

stead·fast

also sted·fast  (stĕd′făst′, -fəst)
adj.
1. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving. See Synonyms at faithful.
2. Fixed or unchanging: "my steadfast rule of not repeating anything in dance that I've done before" (Fred Astaire).
3. Fixed or unmovable: steadfast boulders in the stream.

[Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst : stede, place; see stead + fæst, fixed, fast; see past- in Indo-European roots.]

stead′fast′ly adv.
stead′fast′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.steadfastly - with resolute determinationsteadfastly - with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
Translations
بِثَبات، بِرُسوخ
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staîfastlega
sebatla

steadfastly

[ˈstedfəstlɪ] ADVfirmemente, resueltamente

steadfastly

[ˈstɛdfɑːstli] adv [refuse, deny] → résolument

steadfastly

advfest; lookunverwandt; adhere, refusestandhaft, unerschütterlich; to be steadfastly loyal to somebodyjdm unerschütterlich treu sein; to steadfastly maintain one’s innocenceunerschütterlich auf seiner Unschuld beharren; to remain steadfastly at one’s postbeharrlich auf seinem Posten bleiben

steadfastly

[ˈstɛdfəstlɪ] advfermamente

steadfast

(ˈstedfaːst) adjective
firm; unchanging. a steadfast friend.
ˈsteadfastly adverb
ˈsteadfastness noun
References in classic literature ?
She looked at him with a certain amount of still surprise, a look which he returned just as steadfastly, because even in those few seconds he was conscious of that strange selective interest, certainly unaccounted for by his own impressions of her appearance.
The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit.
So he sat, with a steadfastly vacant gaze, pausing in his work.
It was not so clear as I could have wished; but I remembered that it must be "Upward, and yet not Northward", and I determined steadfastly to retain these words as the clue which, if firmly grasped, could not fail to guide me to the solution.
It had set itself steadfastly towards comfort and ease, a balanced society with security and permanency as its watchword, it had attained its hopes--to come to this at last.
Hester Prynne, gazing steadfastly at the clergyman, felt a dreary influence come over her, but wherefore or whence she knew not, unless that he seemed so remote from her own sphere, and utterly beyond her reach.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
She remained on tip-toe, with both arms outstretched; he stood steadfastly on his one leg, never moving his eyes from her face.
The white-haired man I found was still regarding me steadfastly, but with an expression, as I now fancied, of some perplexity.
Collins received and returned these felicitations with equal pleasure, and then proceeded to relate the particulars of their interview, with the result of which he trusted he had every reason to be satisfied, since the refusal which his cousin had steadfastly given him would naturally flow from her bashful modesty and the genuine delicacy of her character.
He stepped back into the hut and looked steadfastly at the man who was still lying doubled up upon the floor.
Divers articles were traced indubitably to the house-boys, each of whom steadfastly proclaimed his own innocence and cast doubts on his fellows.