AskDefine | Define firmly

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firmly adv
1 with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm" [syn: firm, steadfastly, unwaveringly]
2 in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger; "she held the child securely" [syn: securely]
3 with firmness; "held hard to the railing" [syn: hard]

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  1. In a firm or definite manner.
    She corrected him firmly but gently.
  2. Securely
    Tie the rope firmly to the post.

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