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steadfast
 a.  firmly or constant loyal; fixed or unchanging
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
2  All his journeys were ruggedly performed; for he was always steadfast in a purpose of saving money for Emily's sake, when she should be found.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY'S DREAM COMES TRUE
3  I could not eat, I could not sit still, I could not continue steadfast to anything.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
4  He had read in the countenances of Luigi and Teresa their steadfast resolution not to surrender him, and he drew from his pocket a purse full of gold, which he offered to them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
5  The count took out a small quantity of this with a gilt spoon, and offered it to Morrel, fixing a long steadfast glance upon him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
6  A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
7  So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
8  An interval of meditation, serious and grateful, was the best corrective of everything dangerous in such high-wrought felicity; and she went to her room, and grew steadfast and fearless in the thankfulness of her enjoyment.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
9  The words took away my breath for an instant but a glance at the placid face and steadfast eyes of my companion showed that no surprise was intended.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
10  For it is impossible for any one, though of the most steadfast temper and used to the sight of death and to handle deadly weapons, not to be perturbed at such a moment.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
11  I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as the two are in agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV — WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS AN...
12  It was an earnest, steadfast gaze, but she often doubted whether there were much admiration in it, and sometimes it seemed nothing but absence of mind.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 32
13  If you don't crown my steadfast love, then I am not fit to exist in this world.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
14  He refuses, and keeps seated steadfast in his purpose.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
15  She stood there, looking steadfastly towards them, and listening to his departing steps.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Penelope was steadfast in her affections, faithfully waiting for Ulysses to return from his wanderings.
2  To her legion of steadfast admirers, the Nobel Peace Prize winner's ascendance to "sanctified" status may look as inevitable as it is justified.
3  The group remained steadfast in its support for the new system, even when it was criticized in the newspapers.