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firmness of purpose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n firmness of purpose the trait of being resolute "his resoluteness carried him through the battle","it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
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Usage

In literature:

Officials of the trust have bribed or attempted to bribe employes of rival firms, for the purpose of ruining their business.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
She is firm of purpose, and very honest.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
It is my firm purpose to see the Place blasted before I let this instrument out of my hands again.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
I want a particular service that a man of moderate brains and a firm purpose can accomplish.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
In all the terrible excitement of that dreadful moment I clung to one firm purpose.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
But why am I steadfast of purpose and firm of plan?
"Gerald Fitzgerald The Chevalier" by Charles James Lever
I wouldn't give that for your firmness of purpose!
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
No one ever carried a simple line to its inevitable end with such sureness and firmness of purpose.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
The earth, of course, does not compare with Mercury in the matter of solidity, yet it is amply firm for all practical purposes.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Or do they think us too strong of will, too firm of purpose?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
Mr. Adams was of middle size, well formed, with a countenance full of intelligence indicating firmness of purpose and energy of action.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
They show us Caesar in middle age, when firmly set to serious purposes, the idle impulses of youth left behind.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
Dodge, Son & Co. (Limited) explained that he was Dodge, and the name of the firm had been adopted for general purposes.
"A Mysterious Disappearance" by Gordon Holmes
He is of a firm mind and unshaken purpose.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
Anna displayed wonderful composure in her profound grief, but at the same time a firmness of purpose bordering on obstinacy.
"The Lonely House" by Adolph Streckfuss
This is the reward of undeviating and inflexible firmness of purpose!
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
But in his serious face there was a sign of quiet self-control and firm purpose.
"American Leaders and Heroes" by Wilbur Fisk Gordy
Had he not parted with Mona with the firm purpose of giving himself up to the law?
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
His most pressing duty, he knew, was to make that examination into the business of his firm which he had purposed making earlier.
"The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn" by Robert Machray
Solidity of character, firmness, robust conviction, courage, and fidelity of purpose are among the traits most conspicuous.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In poetry:

No wrath of men, or rage of seas,
Can shake a just man's purposes;
No threats of tyrants, or the grim
Visage of them can alter him;
But what he doth at first intend,
That he holds firmly to the end.
"Purpose" by Robert Herrick

In news:

In 2011, Agha said, his firm sold about $577 million in dinars to US customers, most of whom hold dinars for investment purposes.
American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose.
American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose .
Page 1 of 2 While the market for purpose-built backup appliances had strong growth in the second quarter, sales of storage software rose an insignificant amount over last year, according to a couple of recent reports by analyst firm IDC.
Gpn 11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA DODGE COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm, Coretrax, has moved to a new purpose built HQ with an investment of £2.4million into the office and workshop space.
Ignoring Peter Drucker's foundational insight of 1973 that the only valid purpose of a firm is to create a customer, Jensen and Meckling argued that the singular goal of a company should be to maximize the return to shareholders.
Gpn11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, BARTOW COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
We keep getting offers in the mail from a law firm that offers to protest the assessed value of our home for property tax purposes.
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In science:

We apply the econophysical approach with the dynamic regimes modeling on the bifurcation diagram as in the dynamic chaos theory with the purpose to accurately characterize the nonlinearities in the economic theory of the firm.
On the theory of firm in nonlinear dynamic financial and economic systems
In this ca se all the members want to sustain su ch cooperative activities to get more satisfaction (or inducements) and less sacr ifice (or their cooperative activities) . The actua l purpose of leading principle of the firm can be abstractly said to be the maintenance and development of the firm itself.
On the theory of firm in nonlinear dynamic financial and economic systems
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