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fast·ness

(fast'nes),
The state of tolerance exhibited by bacteria to a drug or other agent. See: fast.

fastness

[AS. faest, fixed]
The ability of cells to resist stains or destructive agents.
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Since it is easier to endure the known than to fly to the unknown; since both misery and fear love company; the apparent easiest thing for Jerry to have done would have been to follow the tribe of Somo into its fastnesses.
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I had thought these obnoxious specimens had been sedated and caged in a suitably remote area - the fastnesses of the high Sierras, for instance - but, no, here they were again, trying to peddle their laughable idea that one of their verminous own should be wedged into the governor's mansion in the place of duly elected Gray Davis.
They admired its survival for centuries as a democracy amid tyrannies of every kind, following its birth in 1291 as the result of a peasant revolt in the remote fastnesses of the Alps.
And when we think of the comparatively short time that we have been living and working as we do now, when we recall that many of us are hardly a generation removed from the soil, and that a scant few thousand years ago our ancestors roamed and hunted the fastnesses of Europe, it is not strange that the smell of woodsmoke and the lure of the primitive is with us yet.
We roam trails ranging from easy aisles among soul-touching trees to exhausting climbs into granitic fastnesses.