firmly firmly  /ˈfɜrmli/


  1. (adv) with resolute determination
  2. (adv) in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
  3. (adv) with firmness


  1. At the final reception for Poland's visiting Gomulka, stubby Nikita Khrushchev planted himself firmly with the Kremlin's whole hierarchy at his back, and faced the diplomats of the.
  2. That matter, Nixon firmly declared, was off limits.
  3. But until there's a new boss, Jobs is firmly at Apple's helm, and take it from us, the beleaguered company will never be the same.


  1. Norway's opposition stretches poll lead as elections loom

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's centre-right opposition widened an already big lead over the ruling Labor Party in opinion polls, putting it firmly on course to win elections in less than three months, a fresh poll showed on Thursday. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, in office since 2005, has presided over a rare economic success story thanks to Norway's immense oil wealth, but voter discontent has ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Stocks Close Firmly Negative Amid Troubling News From Overseas - U.S. Commentary

    After moving sharply lower at the start of trading on Tuesday, stocks saw some volatility over the course of the session but maintained a negative bias throughout the day. Disappointing news from overseas weighed on the markets. The major averages ended the day firmly in negative territory although off their lows for the session.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: RTT News

  3. German Market Firmly In Positive Territory

    The German market is trading firmly in positive territory on Monday, as the monthly jobs report from the U.S. indicated that the economic growth is not gathering sufficient momentum for the Federal Reserve to scale down its bond-buying program. That said, worries about growth in China kept optimism in check.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: RTT News


  1. "But I firmly believe that at this point in America's history, we need a president that will not just continue the policies that we have been following in recent years," Powell said. "I think we need a president who is a generational change...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: Glasgow Evening Times

  2. "The disappointment of not getting to the point where I firmly believe we had an opportunity to get, that being the Stanley Cup," he said. "Losing the way we did, especially the '02-'03 and '03-'04 seasons were tough ones. At that point, I...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Markus Naslund Source: The Associated Press

  3. Among Republicans, House Minority Leader John Boehner said the administration's plan "makes clear is that the government is firmly in the business of running companies using taxpayer dollars."
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: John Boehner Source: 조선일보(영문판)

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