Men like Langbehn were firmly on the far right völkisch orbit before they found their place in the SS.
While I firmly believe that, it's not quite true that I never go to a barber.
Business concluded, he took her gently but firmly by the arm and led her out: she was his next appointment.
Count Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner firmly in the optimist camp.
The unyielding rhetoric makes clear that, for the moment at least, both sides are firmly dug in.
It was mounted on a swivel or pivot, which we had the means of firmly fixing to the deck.
The latter had been blown down; we, however, re-erected it firmly again.
Do you not see that by marrying Warwick's daughter you will attach him firmly to us?
To all appearance, the rock was as firmly fastened as any other portion of the earth's substance.
I found her filled with apprehensions, and firmly believing that the present government was to be overturned.
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.