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firmness

noun adherence, assurance, backbone, callosity, certainty, compactness, confidence, constancy, courage, determination, durability, endurance, fixedness, force, fortitude, hardness, high morale, immutability, inflexibility, intransigence, intrepidity, obstinacy, pertinacity, prowess, purpose, reliability, renitence, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, rigidity, rigor, security, solidity, soundness, spirit, stability, stanchness, staunchness, steadfastness, steadiness, stiffness, stoutness of heart, strength, substantiality, surety, temper, tenacity, toughness, unyieldingness
Foreign phrases: Firmior et potentior, est operatio, legis quam dispositio hominis.The operation of law is firmer and more powerful than the will of man.
See also: adherence, adhesion, certainty, constant, decision, force, inertia, loyalty, prowess, purpose, resolution, rigor, spirit, strength, surety, tenacity
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2006), to increase skin tissue elasticity and firmness with possible involvement of underlying facial muscle tone (Uhoda et al.
Fruit size was measured using a vernier caliper and fruit firmness was measured using a penetrometer (Instron Universal Machine, Model 1011, Canton, MA) and measured in Newtons.
Sweet and sour tastes are a factor for apples, cherries, peaches, and other fruit--but firmness analysis is often more important to consumers and technologically more challenging.
The queen and king sizes each have a dual control for adjusting firmness on each side of the bed.
She told the hearing in London: "Dr Borges grabbed both her breasts, one in each hand, and he prodded and squeezed them as if testing the firmness of fruit.
His environmentalism knows no separation between the social and the natural--both are approached together with a firmness of spirit.
Clinical studies have shown that the Murad BodyCare line improves the overall appearance of skin by reducing the appearance of cellulite, increasing skin firmness and elasticity while masking imperfections.
The quantification of biological activity through biospeckle laser has been correlated with parameters linked to the maturation of fruits and vegetables, such as soluble solids, acidity and firmness (Zdunek et al.
Among them, harvesting of fruit with high values of flesh firmness, early harvest, stands out (CRISOSTO et al.
He appreciated in meeting at his office Thursday with media delegation of Djibouti firmness of the relations between Sudan and Djibouti and concern of the leaders of two countries to consolidate the bilateral relations, pointing to his ministry's keenness to present all media services to Djibouti in the fields of training and the exchange experiences as well as news and information.
The scientists found that breads containing 1% and 3% flaxseed fiber had significantly larger loaf volumes and reduced firmness in comparison to bread containing 0% flaxseed fiber.
Calcium plays an important role in regulating the metabolism in apple fruit, and adequate concentration maintains fruit firmness, delays fruit ripening, lower the incidence of physiological disorders such as water core, bitter pit, and internal breakdown (Demuth and Sundrud, 2012; Matas et al.