firmly set

See: fixed, rigid
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She might awaken, it was true; and on the other hand, and with equal chance, he might be the wrong man for her, and his declaration of love might only more firmly set her in her views on single blessedness.
Fortunately the windows were firmly set, and had held fast.
How will the crown, which is scarce firmly set on the head of Louis XIV.
A man may be very sober--or at least firmly set upon his legs on that neutral ground which lies between the confines of perfect sobriety and slight tipsiness--and yet feel a strong tendency to mingle up present circumstances with others which have no manner of connection with them; to confound all consideration of persons, things, times, and places; and to jumble his disjointed thoughts together in a kind of mental kaleidoscope, producing combinations as unexpected as they are transitory.
I caused my piers to be firmly set up in ranks in the cellar, and upon them I laid six of my forty-foot ladders, side by side, and laid six more on top of them.
The hard red bricks have only grown more firmly set with time, and their oak stairs do not creak and grunt when you try to go down them quietly.
As a shepherd picks up a ram's fleece with one hand and finds it no burden, so easily did Hector lift the great stone and drive it right at the doors that closed the gates so strong and so firmly set.
Only the majolica plate--and that is so firmly set in the wall.
Why, you have justified my sister in being firmly set against you from first to last, and you have put me in the wrong again
IN LAIRD'S last game of the UniBond League Division One Gresley had only points to play for, while second-placed Laird had their minds firmly set on their forthcoming play-off semi-final.
NICKLAS Bendtner has admitted that he has his sights firmly set on breaking through at Arsenal.
Forest manager Colin Calderwood took in the Edinburgh derby at Easter Road on Sunday and his sights were firmly set on Stewart.