Dinkins, according to de Blasio, was, unbeknownst to the public, a staunch and effective crime fighter.
He returns repeatedly, for instance, to the debate between religious believers and staunch atheists.
Zhou, a staunch supporter of Bo, was rumored to have designated Bo as his successor inside the Politburo Standing Committee.
It seemed that I, a staunch feminist, had found myself in the epicenter of macho culture.
She has a staunch fan base in Thailand with nearly half a million Instagram followers.
These ornaments, as we have proved by experience, have the power to staunch bleeding at the nose.
Each also had its own interests to safeguard, and each its staunch supporters.
The old man was a staunch Papist and determined persecutor of heretics.
On the eastern side the inhabitants for the most part were staunch.
Equally potent charms in the form of a rabbit's foot, and a rusty horseshoe were tendered Danny by his staunch supporters.
early 15c., "impervious to water," from Old French estanche "firm, watertight," fem. of estanc "dried, exhausted, wearied, vanquished," from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, probably from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "strong, substantial" first recorded mid-15c.; of persons, "standing firm and true to one's principles" from 1620s.