Many a stauncher boat than his had turned back before these perils.
I must say for them that they are stauncher than ever in their devotion to the republican ideals of our own country.
It was a stauncher craft than the three churns had anticipated, though Frank had good reason to know the value of the rude canoe.
No man has more bitter enemies or stauncher friends than he.
He heard a gasp of fear from the men, but the leader, of stauncher stuff, cowed them with his curses.
But the bulldog in Grant was never of stauncher breed than on that day.
Now cleaves the wild surf, for never a stauncher, Or braver crew mounted a deadlier breach.
But the fiercer the attacks upon them the stauncher they stood and the more eloquent and powerful they became.
No braver or more gallant Englishman—no nobler or stauncher friend—ever lived than he.
He had no stauncher friend than Redding Bunting, the good old stage driver, who was a pronounced Union man.
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.