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staunch
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  • She declines to enter on the question, mooted by the maid, how the spot comes to be there, and not in her room (which is nearer to Sir Leicester’s), but staunchly declares that on the spot she will remain.

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  • a staunch defender of free speech
  • This of all things her family understood, and afterward they drew together staunchly around her.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting

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