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  • She stood there, looking steadfastly towards them, and listening to his departing steps.
  • She was so steadfastly occupied, that many minutes elapsed before she looked up from her work; when she did so Mr. Bounderby bespoke her attention with a hitch of his head.
  • Having satisfied himself, on his father’s death, that his mother had a right of settlement in Coketown, this excellent young economist had asserted that right for her with such a steadfast adherence to the principle of the case, that she had been shut up in the workhouse ever since.
  • Her father might instinctively have loosened his hold, but that he felt her strength departing from her, and saw a wild dilating fire in the eyes steadfastly regarding him.

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  • But then, that’s who Helene is: Her faith is steadfast.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Moving apace with the river was a long single-file line of men, eyes aimed at their feet, shoulders tense, walking steadfastly nowhere.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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