Tommy with all his staunchness could not lift that overwhelming cloud.
It was old Frank's staunchness that brought calamity upon him.
All that structure finds its support and staunchness in what they call the cates, which are the buoys of which we have spoken.
He might be unscrupulous, he might be unreliable, but he stood by himself for staunchness and the will to help.
We all of us recognize the staunchness of his principles; we all—all of us here assembled—know the excellence of his work.
They induced the French to respect the staunchness of the German spirit.
I never saw such fine lines; and best of all, I dont think the builder has sacrificed anything in the way of staunchness to speed.
She had no room in her heart for staunchness: it was all submerged in love.
He wondered if the day would ever come when she would exercise the same loyalty and staunchness on his behalf.
But "Cummie" was staunch, with the old Scotch Covenanter staunchness.
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.