He called to appeal—yet another disappointment from journalist dad—I wavered, then firmed.
There had been discussion of several varieties of trees before Kahn died, she explains, but nothing had been firmed up.
After the seeds are sown and covered, the surface should again be firmed by means of a smooth board.
Fine soil should be worked around the roots and firmed with the feet.
Huge pickles, still smacking of the brine that "firmed" them, are offered in lieu of fresher acids.
This handful can be replaced in the bed, packed down, and the soil covered over and firmed again at this point.
For he was light and agile, firmed by continuous exercise, and an adept at the climbing art.
He paused and firmed his mouth until the lips were lost among the puckers gathered round them, a curious glint in his eyes.
This licence was written vpon a borde whited, and firmed by the iustice, whose charge it is to giue the licence.
The curd is firmed more in the whey than for Limburger, and more acid is developed.
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.