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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
  • Larry had been steadfast for all those years waiting for me to go to prison; now that I was here, could we make it through the real test?
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She steadfastly refused to climb above three hundred feet, and the revolution indicators for both engines remained fixed at about three quarters of their proper readings.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • "I’m trying my very best, Poppa," she’d say innocently, with her dark brown eyes gazing steadfastly up into mine.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Polite but steadfast, and with appropriate consideration.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Surely there’s one chivalrous knight, one lord of steadfast heart and courage."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • for a brave lad with a stout heart, a steadfast dog, and a serviceable small automobile.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • At least, the words "Lady Eleanor" were spoken often, but the person they described—dutiful parent, loyal citizen, steadfast spouse—sounded more like the high chancellor than like my mother.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Like many other Chicagoans, especially those with strong economic interests in the city, White would steadfastly refuse to believe that a significant number of people had panicked, rioted, or engaged in any sort of criminal acts.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire

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  • We are young, they sing, we are steadfast, we have never compromised, we have so many castles yet to storm.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I put in a phone call to my dear, steadfast friend, Bernie Schein.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • How many days and nights had I spent perched up there with Sam, steadfastly ignoring Vanessa’s attempts to drag us into some stupid, pointless conversation?
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Even so, when his complaints grew louder and his animadversions more serious and cutting, she steadfastly refused to entertain any idea of leaving her job, as uncomfortable as the whole situation seemed to make Nathan feel.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This is what we should be like, Miss Lumley implies: steadfast, loyal, courageous, heroic.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • You’re a steadfast girl.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Papa handed Liesel a steadfast smile and a wink.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • His vigil was unwavering and steadfast, unbroken by food or drink.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Right then what the SEALs call A-guys usually showed up, very professional, very steely, steadfast in their requirements and the necessary outcome of the interrogation.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • My grandmother was steadfast.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon’s dead body moved out toward the open sea.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • So he sat, with a steadfastly vacant gaze, pausing in his work.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The words took away my breath for an instant, but a glance at the placid face and steadfast eyes of my companion showed that no surprise was intended.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Two large dark-coloured eyes were regarding me steadfastly.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Immovable and steadfast.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Anne steadfastly refused to confess.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • In all things, Logan was calm and steadfast, she reflected.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The young girl, perceiving that there was something extraordinary, looked at him steadfastly.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Throughout his tenure, the camerlegno’s steadfast devotion had become legendary.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Be you of true heart and steadfast resolve?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He kept it in his hand and steadfastly proffered it.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • It was perfect: there were two bedrooms, a fireplace with a long-tailed bird (stuffed) on the mantel, and a bathroom with an old claw-foot tub (one leg poked down through the floor, but the remaining three looked steadfast).
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • My steadfast husband tore his hair in private.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I clenched my hands and steadfastly looked into the glaring eyeballs.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Penelope can resist no longer: So they came into that bed so steadfast, loved of old, opening glad arms to one another.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then he passed on beyond the head of the bridge, and when he arrived upon the sixth bank, he had need of a steadfast front.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Hickock obeyed, with an expression that the detective interpreted as a pleading with him to speak, to accuse, and let the prisoner escape into the sanctuary of steadfast denial.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It is needless to say that the dead steersman has been reverently removed from the place where he held his honourable watch and ward till death, a steadfastness as noble as that of the young Casabianca, and placed in the mortuary to await inquest.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I wonder what other bridegroom ever looked as he did — so bent up to a purpose, so grimly resolute: or who, under such steadfast brows, ever revealed such flaming and flashing eyes.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But he wanted mainly his friend of midnight consultations, his comrade of many battles, who over the weary years had remained steadfast in defeat as in victory.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • When she was only about three steps from him, he turned his head round, fixing his eyes steadfastly upon the lady with the red cushion, who had risen and was approaching, followed by her black boy and her woman.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The humor arises entirely out of how steadfastly the participants adhere to the rule that no suggestion can be denied.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Alex watched Lacy kneel beside her son and that was all it took to trip the switch: Josie’s steadfast loyalty to Peter suddenly seemed to only be a weight dragging her down.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Her voice was choked in sobs, her eyes, tender, blue and loving, gazed appealingly at the young man, who in his turn looked steadfastly into hers.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I looked at him steadfastly.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • The mother still looked on steadfastly from the depths of her cavern.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • A certain light-haired girl had made vivacious fun at his martial spirit, but there was another and darker girl whom he had gazed at steadfastly, and he thought she grew demure and sad at sight of his blue and brass.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • I brought the telescope to bear upon the shore, and with pleasure saw the flag still waving in the morning breeze; while I kept the glass directed to the land, I saw the door of the tent open, and my wife appear and look steadfastly towards us.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
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