adjective, staunch·er, staunch·est.
Origin of staunch2
Examples from the Web for staunchly
And perhaps most enticingly, at least to employees I spoke with, the network would be staunchly nonpartisan.
He asked to borrow one of their uniforms, and when they staunchly refused, Singh realized that he had run out of all options.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA|Simran Jeet Singh|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was staunchly against forming any sort of emotional bonds at work.
Strangely for the staunchly Democratic city, there may be a competitive general election in November.20 Years After Marion Barry, D.C. Voters Boot a Scandal-Tainted Mayor|Ben Jacobs|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time Brady arrived, the city was a veritable Tetris game of villas fit into a grid of staunchly protected private estates.
The ridge overlooked the whole of the Ypres salient which had been held so staunchly against every handicap.Generals of the British Army|Francis Dodd
The storm of angry words beat on Mary Isabel like hail, but she fronted it staunchly.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
I grasped the hand of each of those men who had stood by me so staunchly in the year that was past.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed|Edna Ferber
She finally made reluctant consent, merely to please the girl who had stood by her so staunchly.Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer|Jessie Graham Flower
Carl and the Turk were bewildered but staunchly enthusiastic disciples of the course.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for staunchly (1 of 2)
Word Origin for staunch
British Dictionary definitions for staunchly (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for staunchly (1 of 2)
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.