Project Runway returns for its ninth season tonight now firmly back “in.”
Men like Langbehn were firmly on the far right völkisch orbit before they found their place in the SS.
While I firmly believe that, it's not quite true that I never go to a barber.
Business concluded, he took her gently but firmly by the arm and led her out: she was his next appointment.
He also firmly believes that they are our ancestors, lying on the same branch of our family tree.
It was mounted on a swivel or pivot, which we had the means of firmly fixing to the deck.
I want to fix my tribe's dream so firmly it can never be forgotten.
Do you not see that by marrying Warwick's daughter you will attach him firmly to us?
No, for that one needs to be firmly fixed on God, to be dwelt in wholly by Him.
I found her filled with apprehensions, and firmly believing that the present government was to be overturned.
late 14c., from Old French ferm (12c.) "firm, strong, vigorous, steadfast; loyal, faithful," from Latin firmus "firm, strong, steadfast, enduring, stable," from PIE root *dher- "to hold, support" (cf. Sanskrit dharmah "custom, law," Greek thronos "seat," Lithuanian dirzmas "strong," Welsh dir "hard," Breton dir "steel"). The return in late 1500s to -i- from Middle English ferme was modeled on Latin. Related: Firmly; firmness.
"business house," 1744, from German Firma "a business, name of a business," originally "signature," from Italian firma "signature," from firmare "to sign," from Latin firmare "make firm, affirm," in Late Latin, "confirm (by signature)," from firmus "firm, stable" (see firm (adj.)).
c.1300, fermen "make firm, establish," from Old French fermer (12c.) or directly from Latin firmare, from firmus (see firm (adj.)). Related: Firmed; firming.