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firm

UK ward-speak for a team of doctors who work together to look after a list of patients. A firm usually consists of a consultant, a registrar, an FY2 (formerly, senior house officer—SHO) and an FY1 (formerly, pre-registration house officer—PRHO).
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The note was written on a rather untidy half-sheet, without date or address, but her hand was firm and free.
The firm of Nichols, Nichols, Nichols, and Nichols doesn't go about pulling people's legs
asked Morrel with a voice he strove to render firm.
His firm, sonorous, and unexpected voice made every one start.
I believe so long as we felt our rider firm in the saddle, and his hand steady on the bridle, not one of us gave way to fear, not even when the terrible bomb-shells whirled through the air and burst into a thousand pieces.
The king's request had undoubtedly been acceded to by an affirmative sign, for in firm, sonorous accents, which vibrated in the depths of Athos's heart, the king began his speech, explaining his conduct and counseling the welfare of the kingdom.
My lord," replied Guenaud, in a firm voice, "it is God who can give you days of grace, and not I.
Employers who develop strong relationships with staffers keep them as much as 14 months longer than firms that focus only on output.
The majority of organizations employed a small number of persons; only 12 percent of combined deconstruction and reuse firms reported 16 or more employees.
While there is no single model, alliances generally share some common characteristics: There is usually an umbrella membership organization that does not provide professional services to the public, but rather is involved, at varying degrees, in the activities and interaction of its member firms.
The Pareto Principle's impact on CPA firms is a frequent topic of discussion.