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  • n  the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
  • v  become taut or tauter
    Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
  • v  make taut or tauter
  • s  marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm convictions
    a firm mouth
  • s  not soft or yielding to pressure
    a firm mattress
    the snow was firm underfoot
  • s  strong and sure
    a firm grasp
  • s  not subject to revision or change
    a firm contract
    a firm offer
  • s  (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
    his voice was firm and confident
    a firm step
  • s  not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
    stocks are still firm
  • s  securely established
    holds a firm position as the country's leading poet
  • s  possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
    firm muscles
  • s  securely fixed in place
    the post was still firm after being hit by the car
  • s  unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
    a firm ally
  • r  with resolute determination
    we firmly believed it
    you must stand firm

  • Orthopedic physicians often recommend that patients sleep on firm mattresses to alleviate low-back pain, but a study in last week's issue of the Lancet suggests that such advice is .
  • The firm would also keep Shockey in the family by hiring his wife, Alexandraanother former Lewis aideas a consulting lobbyist.
  • His firm, which he started five decades ago with money he earned as a lifeguard in Far Rockaway, Queens, was for a long time primarily in the business of acting as a middle man .
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  • Ben Bernanke in AFP
    What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the... Barack Obama Fall River Herald News Jan 20, 2009 37679 48747 firm The Federal Reserve is working to ensure that compensation packages appropriately tie rewards to longer-term performance and do not create undue risk for the firm or the financial system," said Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.

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