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Definition firmly consistent — especially in loyalty
  • But then, that's who Helene is: Her faith is steadfast.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The mother still looked on steadfastly from the depths of her cavern.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • My grandmother was steadfast.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • VIVIE [steadfastly] Excuse me: I do mind.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • But that was one of the many things I loved about Marsha: her steadfast commitment.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • He saw the gentle face bent over him and, athwart the surge of fever, that steadfast smile took form again.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • It's now a matter of remaining calm and steadfast, of gritting our teeth and keeping a stiff upper lip!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Gillingham joined them, and they left the house, Widow Edlin continuing steadfast in her refusal to assist in the ceremony.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • He had stood faithfully in her corner like a steadfast tin soldier.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Her eyes continued to bore into me, but I did not waver in my steadfastness.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Even a steadfast enemy was better than a waffler, and her new-model army and navy had never waffled.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Everyone else on the lawn, seemingly used to Vicky's outbursts, is steadfastly ignoring what they've just heard.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • You see then, whither, prompted by duty and the law, I steadfastly drive.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • He kept it in his hand and steadfastly proffered it.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • But, no, Mom remains the steadfast politician.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Or,—as I steadfastly believe,—what if he has no knowledge of this wealth?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Poor Tinker Bell and the Steadfast Tin Soldier?
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • The old man's mind turned more and more to his monastery as his eyes turned to the steadfast snows.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • As the tale goes, there had never been a more capable, steadfast imp than Yuga.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Hail him, who keeps a steadfast mind!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust

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