adjective, stanch·er, stanch·est.
Examples from the Web for stanchest
Historical Examples of stanchest
What was the stanchest code of ethics but a trunk with a series of false bottoms?The Greater Inclination
He broke into homes, and pillaged even the stanchest Imperialists.The Missourian
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He saw Bart Hodge, who had once been his bitter enemy, but who had become his stanchest friend.Frank Merriwell's Bravery
Burt L. Standish
The old buck that hitherto led the herd had now gone off by himself, followed by a pair of the stanchest dogs.The Young Yagers
We can imagine, however, that the stanchest woman's-right lady should cry for her lost lover.The Landleaguers
Word Origin for stanch
"to stop the flow of" (especially of blood), c.1300, from Old French estanchier "cause to cease flowing, stop, hinder," from Vulgar Latin *stancare, perhaps contracted from *stagnicare, from Latin stagnum "pond, pool" (see stagnate).