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stanch
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
to stop the flow of a liquid (typically blood); or to stop anything that is harmful
  • He was—nay, probably may still be—a Bonapartist, and is called Noirtier; I, on the contrary, am a stanch royalist, and style myself de Villefort.
    Chapters 5-6 (71% in)
  • "An old gentleman," continued the concierge, "a stanch follower of the Bourbons; he had an only daughter, who married M. de Villefort, who had been the king's attorney at Nimes, and afterwards at Versailles."
    Chapters 43-44 (4% in)

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