Holbrooke could be exhausting, even to his staunchest allies and defenders.
This is the opinion of Talmudic scholars, who are among the staunchest admirers of her cinematic oeuvre.
How come the turnout is higher, if most of Netanyahu's staunchest opponents expect him to remain in office?
early 15c., "impervious to water," from Old French estanche "firm, watertight," fem. of estanc "dried, exhausted, wearied, vanquished," from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, probably from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "strong, substantial" first recorded mid-15c.; of persons, "standing firm and true to one's principles" from 1620s.