Ironically, according to Hitner, women were some of his staunchest allies in getting the Massachusetts law reformed.
Holbrooke could be exhausting, even to his staunchest allies and defenders.
Passages in which Knox contemplates suicide—and even how she would do it—will surely soften even her staunchest critics.
How come the turnout is higher, if most of Netanyahu's staunchest opponents expect him to remain in office?
This is the opinion of Talmudic scholars, who are among the staunchest admirers of her cinematic oeuvre.
It was reported that many of his staunchest old friends had turned against him on account of his heretical book.
I used to be one of his staunchest supporters, but I draw the line at lunacy.
Of all the ladies on the Algeria, I question if there were any but the staunchest Protestants.
No, simpleton, he is one of the staunchest we have for the Ministry.
No one doubts that England is the freest country on earth, not even our staunchest French republicans.
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.