[ furm-lee ]
/ ˈfɜrm li /
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in a manner or position that is secure and solid: Make sure the grab bar is installed properly and remains firmly attached to the wall.The well-being of humankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.
in a calm, assertive, or authoritative voice or manner: As a teacher I learned how to speak firmly and loudly without being harsh.
in a resolute or unwavering manner: When people firmly believe something essential to their worldview, they construct supporting beliefs in order to avoid having that worldview collapse.
in a fixed way; steadily: To keep your eyes firmly focused on the road, make sure you have a pair of good sunglasses handy in case the sun becomes dazzling.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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