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dead set

adjective ardent, decided, determined, dogged, dutiful, earnest, faithful, fervent, firm, fixed, fixed in purpose, intransigent, obdurate, passionate, relentless, resolute, resolved, settled, steadfast, tenacious, uncompromising, unfaltering, unswerving, unyielding, zealous
Associated concepts: dead set against changes in the law
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Another imminent phase of construction will be the mitigation of the pigeons that are dead set on roosting and nesting along the High Line.
Whether it was cannibalizing aircraft parts to put together a bomber that would make even Mary Shelley proud, using lawnmowers to service B-17s with oxygen, or just plain making multiple bombing passes on Japanese troop ships--even though the odds were dead set against them--the story of the first months of the Pacific war is one of endurance, long-suffering, and chutzpah, and all in the face of certain defeat.
But can she fight the conservatives in Congress who are dead set against spending money on the arts?
While this might seem as though the rest of the story would unfold directly from there, Martens recalls, "At that time I was dead set against a big company.
Politicians who had been dead set against it, are now falling all over themselves trying to take credit for legislation signed into law that partially repealed the prohibition against concurrent receipt of military retired pay and VA disability compensation for some of our more severely disabled veterans.
If that's the future of high school sports, we're dead set against it.
CECOM and the folks at Ft Huachuca that have to fix the shelters are dead set against storing or transporting anything on top of the shelters.
But are conservatives, and nonliberals generally, really dead set against popular culture?
Perhaps surprising to some, many of the most ardent freedom-of-choice supporters in sexual moral matters (even to the killing of the preborn), belong to this group even though they are dead set against individualism in commerce, or ecology, or international trade.
If you're dead set on doing this, clean the tile well with TSP or a TSP substitute, then apply a primer rated for ceramic tile.
I've spoken to our pastor about it and learned that he was dead set against the war.