adjective, staunch·er, staunch·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM staunchstaunch·ly, adverbstaunch·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for staunchest
Ironically, according to Hitner, women were some of his staunchest allies in getting the Massachusetts law reformed.
Earlier this year, in fact, Krugman managed to offend some of his staunchest ideological confreres.Paul Krugman’s Nasty and Inane Attack on ‘Libertarian Populism’|Nick Gillespie|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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?
Holbrooke could be exhausting, even to his staunchest allies and defenders.Richard Holbrooke's Last Mission in Afghanistan by David Rohde|David Rohde|November 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He had been from the very beginning one of the staunchest adherents of Bacon and the people's party.The Story of Bacon's Rebellion|Mary Newton Stanard
The truth is, though Swift was among the staunchest of friends, he is not among the most sociable of authors.The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
More than one of his staunchest supporters began to waver in their allegiance.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
Mrs. Kranz, the large German woman, was one of the Kenway girls staunchest friends.The Corner House Girls Snowbound|Grace Brooks Hill
No, simpleton, he is one of the staunchest we have for the Ministry.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift