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  1. firm·ly
    IPA[ˈfərmlē]
  2. adverb

    • 1. with little possibility of movement; securely:

      the door remained firmly shut his work is rooted firmly in Chinese culture
    • 2. in a way that uses steady power or strength:

      I had her wrist grasped firmly in my hand stop the bleeding by pressing firmly
    • 3. with resolute determination and strength of character:

      the council is firmly committed to raising standards in education
    • 4. without doubt; definitely:

      I firmly believe that we could do better his reputation is now firmly established
    • adverb

      with little possibility of movement; securely:

      in a way that uses steady power or strength:

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