from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a stanch manner; soundly; firmly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a stanch manner.

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  • adverb In a stanch manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a staunch manner


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stanch +‎ -ly


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  • The Silva tribe, however, stanchly defended him, fighting more than one pitched battle for his honor, and black eyes and bloody noses became quite the order of the day and added to Maria's perplexities and troubles.

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  • Murtha was from stanchly pro-gun Western Pennsylvania, so the NRA wasn't enthused with his lukewarm support, and Hogan loved to make strong solidarity statement and votes in favor of choice and Gay rights, but his slightly weak stance on guns didn't fit in, so the gun lobby didn't come to Murtha's defense.

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  • But the cacique was a man of business, and held out stanchly.

    Westward Ho!

  • Several of the guests retired to make the necessary preparations; and Ellieslaw made a formal apology to the others, who, with Westburnflat and the old smuggler, continued to ply the bottle stanchly, for leaving the head of the table, as he must necessarily hold a separate and sober conference with the coadjutors whom they had associated with him in the command.

    The Black Dwarf

  • I know of no man who stands more stanchly for common sense and enterprise than good old


  • I could not, however, be quit of deep uneasiness and anxiety, but stanchly determined that every acre should vanish in folds of “the long robe” rather than pass to a crafty villain who had robbed me of all my kindred.


  • But he had known that he was justified in his way of life — and he had stuck it out stanchly.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • A stanchly loyal and generous friend, he was also exceedingly ambitious on his own account.

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  • He was a wild, reckless fellow, soft spoken, and of dauntless courage and boundless ambition; he was stanchly loyal to his friends, and cared for his men in every way.

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  • Let the Venezuelans gain from the experience of the Cuban revolution's example which, under the most incredible conditions of blockade and hemispheric isolation, has stanchly and unflinchingly withstood the imperialist attacks. [prolonged rhythmic applause and shouts] And after 15 years it emerges victorious and unvanquished as an irreversible fact on this continent.



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