• WordNet 3.6
    • n staunchness loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Theodore Roosevelt, a staunch conservationist, banned Christmas trees in his home, even when he lived in the White House. His children, however, smuggled them into their bedrooms.
    • Staunchness See Stanch Stanchly, etc.
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  • Gerhard Kocher
    “I am a staunch feminist, in spite of all women's magazines.”


In literature:

Tell him they're British subjects, staunch to the backbone!
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
They held a pistol to his head, but the old man remained staunch in his refusal.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
The Innes of Drumgersk and Belucraig were always staunch Roman Catholics and Jacobites.
"Secret Chambers and Hiding Places" by Allan Fea
Looking up into her eyes, he was struck by their tender staunchness.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
If ever there were a staunch Churchman, this by his name, rendered in English as "Sermon-devourer," should be he.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, November 14th, 1891" by Various
She is a Ligueuse, and you from now on are a staunch Kingsman.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
He is, however, very strict in religious matters, and a staunch churchman.
"Bracebridge Hall" by Washington Irving
Among them was the staunch patriot Stein!
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Dourmillouse especially he regarded as the most staunchly Protestant of all the villages to which he ministered.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
And a staunch old heart hath he: How closely he twineth, how tight he clings.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
He proved staunch, a good tracker, an excellent hunter, and a most engaging individual.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
The Grand Army has long been a staunch bulwark of patriotism but time is doing its work.
"The Story of The American Legion" by George Seay Wheat
The flame had caught the bag of powder, and both the gallant duffadar and his staunch opponent were blown to pieces.
"The Story of the Guides" by G. J. Younghusband
They are staunch and seaworthy, the fastest schooners afloat.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
His uncles staunched the wound and he stayed with them on the mountain Parnassus, in his grandfather's house, until the wound was healed.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
I used in England to be a staunch advocate for educating and endowing the Roman Catholic priesthood of Ireland.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
With the exception of Ulster, Ireland remained staunch to King James.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
I'm thinking the Big Bay may be a trifle rough, but the boat's a staunch one.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
He had been specially enjoined to be staunch in bringing his father to the point.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
And Greatorex would be obliging a staunch supporter of the Government.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

A moment staunched, then forth again.
Ah, not alone you climb the steep
To set your loving burden down
Against the mighty knees of sleep.
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
Yet am what I have ever been–
A friend of Freedom, staunch and true,
Who hate a tyrant, be he–you–
A people,–sultan, czar, or queen!
"In After Days" by George Frederick Cameron
And since that time, both eve and prime,
Right hard doth our Abbot pray,
'Fore a goodly haunch, to keep him staunch,
While his monks are far away.
"Enter Monks: From The Same" by Sir John Hanmer
But the eager crowd still hurried on,
Too busy to pause or heed,
When a voice rang sadly through my soul,
You must staunch these wounds that bleed.
"Go Work in My Vineyard" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Wherever men are staunch and free,
There shall she keep her fearless state,
And homeless, to great nations be
The home of all that makes them great.
"Belgium" by Edith Wharton
Or free, full-throated curve back the throat
With a vigorous look at the blue,
And sing right staunch with a lusty note
Like the hawk hurled where he flew!
"The Mood O’ The Earth" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Downtown diners have their staunch favorites (Balthazar Bakery, Ceci-Cela), as do uptown connoisseurs (Payard, Guy Pascal).
Washington forward Nick Young says he feels betrayed by Michael Jordan's staunch stance in the lockout.
In Rep Joe Wilson's South Carolina district, the majority of his constituents are staunch, white Republicans.
Trey Staunch threw four touchdown passes and also scored on a 33-yard interception return Friday night as West Middlesex routed Iroquois 75-13 in a District 10 Class A quarterfinal game at Wilmington High School.
I am a staunch fiscal conservative and to date have never supported a Democrat.
The National Review, as I noted below, thinks Cardinal Mahony's staunch opposition to the bill is much ado about nothing.
The Jets' owner, once a staunch defender of Mark Sanchez, sounds different now.
Constellation Artistic Director Allison Stockman with staunch theater supporter Rebecca Klemm.
Lee appoints Santos, a staunch development advocate, to CCSF board.
Jaczko's successor at NRC could be another staunch Yucca opponent.
Wisconsin uses staunch defense, sizzling shooting to beat Belmont.
Bulls' Rose a staunch Bears supporter.
Missed opportunities for innovation could be hidden throughout an organization and staunching potential growth.
What will they make of the kinder, softer voice of staunch conservatism.
And, the new President is a staunch anti-gun politician.

In science:

The only problem the model has, so far, is that it is contrary to staunch orthodox beliefs.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
I above all thank my parents but also my friends and family for their staunch support. I specially thank J.P Petit, J.
Negative energies and time reversal in Quantum Field Theory
Aspects of measurement seem to complement each other and indeed place the system in the state permitted by the measurement. A glib rephrasing of this in a staunchly logical positivist frame is that nothing exists unless it is measured.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
And even Shimony — a staunch partisan of the fudge — was somewhat concerned about ‘I am’ if, despite a cleverer fudge, the tails were to remain (1991).
The Plight of `I Am'