• WordNet 3.6
    • n faithfulness the quality of being faithful
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Additional illustrations & photos:

With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc
The Old Faithfuls The Old Faithfuls
The faithful spaniel The faithful spaniel

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fido means faithful in Latin
    • n faithfulness The quality or character of being faithful; fidelity; truth; loyalty; constancy.
    • n faithfulness Synonyms Constancy, Fidelity, etc. See firmness.
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  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.”
  • Cyrus A. Bartol
    Cyrus A. Bartol
    “Hope is the parent of faith.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The foundation of justice is good faith.”
  • Albert Sidney Johnston
    Albert Sidney Johnston
    “Morale is faith in the man at the top.”


In literature:

Have strong faith not only in yourself but faith in the Unseen Power, who holds the destinies of all in His hands.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
He requested me again to write a paper stating that my faith was according to the faith of the Romish church.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
I' faith so am not I.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Latin alone was deemed suitable for the discussion of matters of faith.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
Overcoming would seem to be the decisive evidence of faith in Jesus Christ, the faith that receives everlasting life.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
He had a "quiet eye," the fruit of his faithful communion with God.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
They which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Only be brave and strong to keep faithfully all the law, as Moses my servant commanded you.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
I reckon first and last I must have halved the strength of William's faith by my lack of faith.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
But, while my faith in myself has withered, my faith in Him has come to maturity.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Faith told me not to say anything about not having any men on the place.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
You can't lose faith in God because you have not lost faith in eternal justice.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
Thus, although faith is as truly fruitful as it is faith, yet it does not justify as being fruitful, but as being faith.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
The early Christian writers even in the second century treated prominently the cross as a symbol of the faith, and it came to be held in high honour.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
Faith, the Victory, Bishop McGill's, 575.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
The day is yet distant, and can be won only by the toil of earnest and faithful minds.
"Studies of Christianity" by James Martineau
The thought has its colour from a very old feeling; it takes us back to primæval faith, and the dumb longing before faith.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
They forget that while the test of a man is his faith, the test of faith is faithfulness.
"The Meaning of Faith" by Harry Emerson Fosdick
Faith is not blind to human failure; but it fixes its gaze on divine faithfulness.
"The Lord's Coming" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

In poetry:

We may not know its secret laws
Or understand its source,
But faith has taught us to be wise
And recognize its force.
"Fragments" by Jared Barhite
Jehovah's strength is in thy Head,
Which faith may boldly scan;
God in thy nature does reside,
Thy Husband is a man.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
THROUGH halls of vanished pleasure,
And hold of vanished power,
And crypt of faith forgotten,
A came to Ludlow tower.
"Poppies on Ludlow Castle" by Willa Sibert Cather
"O sweet Margret! O dear Margret!
I pray thee speak to me:
Give me my faith and troth, Margret,
As I gave it to thee."
"Sweet William's Ghost" by Henry Morley
O sacred flowers of faith and hope,
As sweetly now as then
Ye bloom on many a birchen slope,
In many a pine-dark glen.
"The Mayflowers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.
"Christ My Refuge" by Mary Baker Eddy

In news:

Emma Kerr and Joe Morrison, from Belfast, are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Arya Faith Morrison.
From Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, global scenes of faith and tradition.
Harvest Moons and the Seeds of Our Faith.
Tony Romo and Jason Garrett maintain faith as the Bears come to Cowboys Stadium.
Vatican II awakened a new view of faith that lives on.
The 15-7-0 is awkwardly obsessed with Faith Hill's legs.
Local Baha'is and their friends will join Baha'is around the world in celebration of the Birth of the Bab , the forerunner of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith on Saturday, Oct 20.
Many young adults today are abandoning biblical faith or mixing it with other religions.
Bad faith diplomacy on Iran.
Dressing With Faith, Not Heat, in Mind.
This month Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are adding two new fragrances to their ever-expanding collection: Soul2Soul Faith Hill and Soul2Soul Tim McGraw.
The basic problem is a two-fold lack of faith, and faith-based love.
And while he helped to build the faith of others, St Patrick wasn't immune to his own, temporary, crisis of faith.
An Explanation for Sarah Palin's Sheepishness on Faith and Faith-Based Issues.
Try this little test to apply the faith principle in something that you find discouraging : In what things-anything--do you have faith.

In science:

Let r ∈ N ∪ {∞} and let (xi )r i=1 be a semi -circular system in a C ∗ -probability space (B , τ ), where τ is a faithful state on B .
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
Recall then that the vector state η = h · δe , δe i : B(ℓ2 (Fr )) → C, corresponding to δe , is faithful on C ∗red (Fr ).
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
Since η and τ are both faithful, the existence of a ∗-isomorphism Φ, with the properties set out in the lemma, follows from [V3, Remark 1.8].
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
C ∗ -probability space (B , τ ) with τ faithful.
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
C ∗ -probability space (B , τ ) with τ faithful.
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
Then M has a unique tracial state tr, and tr is normal and faithful (see eg. [KR, Vol.2, Sect.8].
Random matrices, free probability and the invariant subspace problem relative to a von Neumann Algebra
It is clear that G1 is of finite index in G and G acts faithfully on W1 .
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
Then there exist a finitely generated R-torsion-free R-module W and a faithful Rlinear representation ψ : L → EndR (W ).
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
By Theorem 6.1, L(H ) acts faithfully on a finitely generated S -torsion-free module W .
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
Hence, by Corollary 4.6, G(mk ) ≤ H (pS ) acts faithfully on W .
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
Lemma 7.5 ∗R is a faithful ly flat R-algebra.
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
This proves that ∗R is R-flat, and then faithfully flat R-algebra.
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
The peculiarity that has recently been noticed is that most prototype models, assumed faithful representations of the physics of several quasi-one dimensional materials, have finite Drude weight also at finite temperatures (even T → ∞), thus implying intrinsically ideal conductivity.
Transport in one dimensional quantum systems
The Wigner function gives a faithful and frequently quite intuitive image of the quantum state of a single mode of light.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Since the automorphism group of a 1-dimensional torus has order 2 and WS acts faithfully on the torus in (c), by Lemma 11.3, it follows that |WS | ≤ 2.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II