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 Dictionary entry overview: What does firmly mean? 

FIRMLY (adverb)
  The adverb FIRMLY has 3 senses:

1. with resolute determination
2. in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
3. with firmness

  Familiarity information: FIRMLY used as an adverb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FIRMLY (adverb)

Sense 1firmly [BACK TO TOP]


With resolute determination


firm; firmly; steadfastly; unwaveringly

Context examples:

we firmly believed it / you must stand firm


firm (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable)

Sense 2firmly [BACK TO TOP]


In a secure manner; in a manner free from danger


securely; firmly

Context example:

she held the child securely

Sense 3firmly [BACK TO TOP]


With firmness


hard; firmly

Context example:

held hard to the railing

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