unstooping

unstooping

(ʌnˈstuːpɪŋ)
adj
1. (of head, shoulders, posture, or a person) not stooping or bending
2. (figuratively) unbending; standing firm; not submitting or bowing to pressure
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Were he my brother, nay, my kingdom's heir, As he is but my father's brother's son, Now, by my sceptre's awe, I make a vow Such neighbour nearness to our sacred blood Should nothing privilege him nor partialize The unstooping firmness of my upright soul.
Lithgow's beautifully spoken, unstooping Malvolio is equally at home.
When the king speaks of "the unstooping firmness of my upright soul" we understand that he is compensating verbally for his inability to act.