So, with The firm, I decided to try something more commercial.
Further, the firm had already received $10 billion in TARP money and was sitting on $100 billion in cash.
Still, that gives an indication of what a newly minted MBA joining the firm might reasonably have expected to shoot for.
According to two sources, the firm “commissioned burglaries to obtain material for journalists.”
But when I asked which firm she now worked at, I realized I had committed a faux pas.
"Doane gone to San Francisco on business of the firm," it said.
With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.
I told him he was a fool; but the idea was firm stuck in his head, and more I could not get out of him.
I made them unload the drays and carry the loads to firm ground.
"For Lucy's sake we ought to be firm," continued Mrs. Merriman.
late 14c., from Old French ferm (12c.) "firm, strong, vigorous, steadfast; loyal, faithful," from Latin firmus "firm, strong, steadfast, enduring, stable," from PIE root *dher- "to hold, support" (cf. Sanskrit dharmah "custom, law," Greek thronos "seat," Lithuanian dirzmas "strong," Welsh dir "hard," Breton dir "steel"). The return in late 1500s to -i- from Middle English ferme was modeled on Latin. Related: Firmly; firmness.
"business house," 1744, from German Firma "a business, name of a business," originally "signature," from Italian firma "signature," from firmare "to sign," from Latin firmare "make firm, affirm," in Late Latin, "confirm (by signature)," from firmus "firm, stable" (see firm (adj.)).
c.1300, fermen "make firm, establish," from Old French fermer (12c.) or directly from Latin firmare, from firmus (see firm (adj.)). Related: Firmed; firming.