firmness of purpose
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  • firmness of purpose — noun the trait of being resolute his resoluteness carried him through the battle it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work • Syn: ↑resoluteness, ↑firmness, ↑resolve, ↑resolution • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • firmness — noun 1. the muscle tone of healthy tissue (Freq. 1) his muscular firmness • Syn: ↑soundness • Ant: ↑unsoundness (for: ↑soundness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • purpose — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. intention, determination, resolution, resolve; end, aim, view. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Aim] Syn. intention, end, goal, mission, objective, object, idea, design, hope, resolve, meaning, view, scope,… …   English dictionary for students

  • firmness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Firmness of position] Syn. solidity, steadiness, durability, substantiality; see stability 1 . 2. [Firmness of material] Syn. stiffness, impliability, hardness, toughness, solidity, density, impenetrability, durability,… …   English dictionary for students

  • firmness — I noun adherence, assurance, backbone, callosity, certainty, compactness, confidence, constancy, courage, determination, durability, endurance, fixedness, force, fortitude, hardness, high morale, immutability, inexorability, inflexibility,… …   Law dictionary

  • purpose — pur·pose / pər pəs/ n: an objective, effect, or result aimed at or attained; specif: the business activity in which a corporation is chartered to engage pur·pose·ful / fəl/ adj pur·pose·ful·ly adv pur·pose·ful·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dicti …   Law dictionary

  • purpose — n 1. reason, point, why, why and wherefore; principle, guiding principle, basis, root; idea, plan, design, proposal, scheme; motive, motivation, mainspring, driving force, cause; rationale, explanation, background, meaning; rationalization,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield — Philip Lord Chesterfield Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters. A Whig, Lord Stanhope, as he was known until his father s death in 1726, was born in… …   Wikipedia

  • Order of Preachers —     Order of Preachers     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Preachers     As the Order of the Friars Preachers is the principal part of the entire Order of St. Dominic, we shall include under this title the two other parts of the order: the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • KINGS, BOOK OF — KINGS, BOOK OF, biblical book divided into two roughly equal parts, beginning with an account of the end of david s reign, Solomon s succession and reign, and the disruption of the kingdom at his death, and continuing with the parallel histories… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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