firm or solid earth; dry land (as opposed to water or air).
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How to use terra firma in a sentence
Not that Kirk always heeds his doctor's advice, but the captain of the Enterprise could have just settled for enjoying camping on terra firma with his best friends instead of risking his life ascending El Capitan once again.Star Trek Finished The One Mission Captain Kirk Never Did | firstname.lastname@example.org (Unknown) | October 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
Less than two years after buying EMI, Hands' investors forced him to resign as CEO of terra firma over anger at their losses.
A fidelity to the spontaneous moment is no longer the terra firma on which the photographic image is grounded.
It is only a lower stratum, but still it is a part of terra firma, and on no account is it to be ignored.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Had he fallen from a house-top, he would have reached terra firma on his feet.
A few palm-trees rising from the mangroves indicated a spot where we might find a little terra firma.
And now at last we can step again from the treacherous quicksand of reminiscences on the terra firma of documents.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
I did ask him, but he said he wasn't tired of terra firma yet.The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
British Dictionary definitions for terra firma
the solid earth; firm ground
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Cultural definitions for terra firma
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