Adjective "Firmly" definition and examples

(Firmly may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːmli/

Definitions and examples

adverb

With little possibility of movement; securely.
  1. figurative 'his work is rooted firmly in Chinese culture'
  2. 'It's an action-packed piece, with all the suspense and espionage cliches firmly in place.'
  3. 'As she learns, having both feet firmly planted on the ground may not be the highest and best use of them.'
  4. 'If they decided to sign, they would risk the anger of France and Germany, who were firmly embedded in the camp of "old Europe."'
  5. 'The family now had branches firmly settled in Michigan and Massachusetts.'
  6. 'The aims are to provide a fresh approach to the particular subject, to give the author's own distinctive contribution, and to place both firmly in their historical contexts.'
  7. 'stop the bleeding by pressing firmly'
  8. 'As she sat on her bed, her eyes closed tightly, her hands firmly pushed into her lap, she heard her door open and close.'
  9. 'His hands touched my face, gripped it firmly, and forced my head up to see he was crying.'
  10. 'His foot was tingling, so he stepped on it firmly to squash it out.'
  11. 'It was then that I noticed there was a pair of arms wrapped firmly and protectively around my waist.'
  12. 'Pinch firmly to sever the tip of the stem.'
  13. 'The queen stood firmly behind her government when they refused to propose a bill permitting the marriage.'
  14. 'The minister said he stood firmly behind the man who had proposed him for the party leadership.'
  15. 'They remain firmly allied to the South, and their troops in combat zones along the border would still act as a tripwire in any North/South war.'
  16. 'The government remains firmly committed to this overall approach and expects the department to develop its work with health authorities.'
  17. 'We are firmly against the forcible acquisition for our land at paltry compensation rates.'
  18. 'I firmly believe that we could do better'
  19. 'I came away from it firmly convinced that appearances weren't important.'
  20. 'They have firmly accepted the Confucian belief in the perfectibility and educability of the common person.'
  21. 'I firmly believe we still have to teach "how to fish."'
  22. 'He firmly believes that a healthful, well-managed dairy farm "starts with the soil."'
  23. 'Triumph is firmly certain now that conviction has been ascertained within the souls, minds, and ardors.'

More definitions

adjective, firmer, firmest.

1. not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture.

2. securely fixed in place.

3. not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice.

4. not likely to change; fixed; settled; unalterable: a firm belief.

5. steadfast or unwavering, as persons or principles: firm friends.

6. indicating firmness or determination: a firm expression.

7. not fluctuating much or falling, as prices, values, etc.: The

Origin

(firm)