with resolute determination;
"we firmly believed it"
"you must stand firm"
in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger;
"she held the child securely"
"held hard to the railing"
- The struts are firmly braced.
- The envelope was firmly sealed.
- The soil around the plants should be well trodden down, so that they are firmly rooted.
- The man made up his mind to grasp the thistle firmly.
- She firmly relied on the liberality of his intentions.