firmness of purpose

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"This decade is again one in which we have to show our own firmness of purpose, and to chart a successful course for our nation." Hague was stressing the need to tackle Britain's debt and reform schools, the health service, welfare and the tax system.
Firmness of purpose, determination, willing to go against what was then the prevailing public opinion, because we knew what the right thing to do was.
He declared he would serve his readers loyally, speak out for and defend their rights, show courage, honesty and firmness of purpose and report factually and dependably.
The Kingston doctors, however, had not reckoned with the Davies' firmness of purpose. Bethany refused to undergo the CVS procedure and asked for a second opinion.
Blunkett acted with admirable firmness of purpose, something alien to his predecessor Jack Straw, when he condemned Sussex Chief Constable Paul Whitehouse.
William Hague set out his policy on Europe, showing strength and determination at a time when such firmness of purpose needed courage.
Although, for the first morning, we made it a point to retire early, so that we would not lose any sleeping time, our bodies were not attuned to the change, and even now, after several dawns of the new schedule, we have to prop ourselves up with firmness of purpose.
Our homelands needs us all to maintain an atmosphere and attitude of devotion and cooperation to overcome recent challenge and hurdles and resume its development and maintain its prosperity, stressed fifth constituency candidate Omar Al-Rishidi, Thursday.The candidate said the true criteria by which candidates must be judged are the levels of transparency and firmness of purpose adopted throughout their campaigns.
Word History: From the Latin word vir, meaning "man," the Romans formed the word virtus to describe such so-called "manly" qualities as firmness of purpose and courage.
Obsession is a pathology, firmness of purpose a virtue!" Does that not solely depend on the nature and direction of both obsession and purpose?