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  • n  the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
  • n  the consistency of a solid
  • n  the quality of being substantial or having substance
  • n  the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally
    the solidness of her faith gave her enduring hope

  • The role of the dancer: to "take the solidness of the earth and transform it into the spirit of the sky.
  • Mexico is proving the solidness of its political system.
  • Gemma knows, too, that Caryl's solidness is a much-needed compensation to Sebastian's brilliance.

  • Marcello Lippi in USA Today
    We've got to have the same psychological approach, the same morale, the same solidness, the same unity we had at the last World Cup, and hopefully that same bit of luck you need for every big tournament,Lippi said.
  • President Felipe Calderón in CBS News
    The solidness of our institutions has overcome the attacks of anti-democrats, anarchists and intolerance,Calderon told a gathering of his party's elected lawmakers.
  • Paul Sturrock in BBC Sport
    I don't think Steve is 100% yet but he brings a solidness to help the back four,Sturrock told BBC Radio Swindon. "The problem is finding a partner for him that's going to go and support the front players which is something we're going to...

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