29 collocations for firm

And so we were fain to pull on, in the hope that we might come ultimately to firm ground.

Though he was ready to lay down his life for their good, it was long ere the natives understood how firm a friend he was.

Until the last few days of his life there was no apparent abatement of intellectual vigour; his interest in all things and persons that had interested him through life was undiminished, nor did the approach of death cause the smallest wavering (as in so strong and firm a mind it was impossible that it should) in his convictions on the subject of religion.

If you cannot leave your picture at any moment, cannot turn from it and go on with another while the color is drying, cannot work at any part of it you choose with equal contentment, you have not firm enough grasp of it.

The night was half spent when they separated to rest, with as firm a faith in the stories of the old medicine man, as we have in the annals of the Revolution.

Voices were borne to me,Clem's voice, Miss Caroline's and another not like her's, a voice firmer, yet a dusky-warm woman's voice.

After a time we were able to do that which should have been done at first, and fixt rope to firm rocks, in addition to being tied together.

Sweetly ferocious, [M] round his native walks, Pride of his sister-wives, the monarch stalks; Spur-clad his nervous feet, and firm his tread; A crest of purple tops the warrior's head.

" As doves, drawn home from where they circled still, Set firm their open wings, and through the air Come sweeping, wafted by their pure good-will So broke from Dido's flock that gentle pair, Cleaving, to where we stood, the air malign, Such strength to bring them had a loving prayer.

Those interested in Miss Anthony's personal appearance long ago ceased to trust her with the purchase-money for any ornament; for, however firm her resolution to comply with their wish, the check invariably found its way to the credit column of those little cash-books as "money received for the cause."

How proud his eye, and how firm his step!

Neither could afford to let the other occupy her territory, and so she has won her independence as a State; both have constantly threatened her existence in times past, and so have forced upon her bi-lingual population that consciousness of common interests which if strong enough may become as firm a basis for national unity as actual community of nationality.

I repeated my words in as clear and as firm a tone as I could assume.

How cool and firm his touch was, and how her tremor subsided under it!

Her hands moved deftly, and Wes, who had finished firming the earth about the plant, watched them.

So firm a strength, and yet withal so sweet, Did never but in Samson's riddle meet.

And we will firm our honours by our bloods.

Erect his port, and firm his going; So struts yon cock that now is crowing; 735 And the morning light in grace Strikes upon his lifted face, Hurrying the pallid hue away That might his trespasses betray.

Johnson is said, when he visited his native city, to have shunned the society of Darwin: Cowper, who certainly was as firm a believer as Johnson, thought it no disparagement to his orthodoxy, to address some complimentary verses to him on the publication of his Botanic Garden.

Had he been supported by a friendly House he would have had to justify his policy, perhaps to modify it; as it was, since they were sure to refuse supplies whatever he did, one or two more votes of censure were a matter of indifference to him, and he went on his own way directing the diplomacy of the country with as sure and firm a hand as though no Parliament existed.

And remember, too, that, in riding, as in everything else, to him that hath shall be given, and the harder and firmer your muscles when you begin, the greater will be the benefit which you will derive from your rides, and the more you will enjoy them.

And change it to firm land by magic step!

As for his wife, her diaries and letters show that, however high her spirit and firm her principles, her nature was an intensely anxious one.

Since she has so firm a Contract, I pronounce it a lawful Marriagebut hark, they are coming sure Dia.

The pulpit and reading desk at St. Thomas's are good-looking and substantial, but both are rather bad to get into and out ofthe steps are narrow and angular, with a sudden descent, which might cause a stranger to miss his footing and fall, if he had not firm hold of the side rail.

29 collocations for  firm