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  • noun Archaic Staidness.
  • noun rare Solidity; weight.

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  • noun archaic staidness
  • noun archaic solidity; weight


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stayed +‎ -ness


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  • That is it which works up into patience, into innocency, into soberness, into stillness, into stayedness, into quietness, up to God with His power.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs Mary W. Tileston

  • Pascal, that a man often attains for the first time a true sense of sin, and a true stayedness in his good purpose, when he confesses his sins to his fellow man, as well as to God.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip 1840-1916 1913

  • He grew to manhood a pure and honest youth, free from the vices of his age, and "endued", says Sewel, "with a gravity and stayedness of mind seldom seen in children".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI 1840-1916 1913

  • And, as David's faith in God advances to an unshaken stayedness, so his joy in God improves itself into a holy triumph (v. 7): In God is my salvation and my glory.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon) 1721

  • Christ speaks of — “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart,” &c. Meditation, much meditation on God, a stayedness and fixedness of spirit upon him, lays up a treasure in the heart.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning Hugh Binning 1640

  • Now, from this faith in God, floweth a constant dependence and stayedness on him, they are stayed on him, because they trusted in him; for faith discovereth in God such grounds, that it may lean its weight upon him without wavering and changing.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning Hugh Binning 1640


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