[ noun ] the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose
"his resoluteness carried him through the battle" "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
Used in print(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
The very firmness of her convictions and logical clearness of her arguments captivated and stimulated him to make greater efforts ; usually , this is most exasperating to men , who expect every woman to verify their preconceived_notions concerning her sex , and when she does not , immediately condemn her as eccentric and unwomanly .
[ noun ] the firmness and tone of healthy tissue
: "his muscle firmness"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Though his character is broader and more comically rounded than the don , he gives it a firmness and toughness - a sort_of peasant dignity - too .
[ noun ] the property of being unyielding to the touch