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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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They consisted mainly of an exchange of letters between Count Olenski's solicitors and a French legal firm to whom the Countess had applied for the settlement of her financial situation.
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!'
Fourteen years had changed the worthy merchant, who, in his thirty-sixth year at the opening of this history, was now in his fiftieth; his hair had turned white, time and sorrow had ploughed deep furrows on his brow, and his look, once so firm and penetrating, was now irresolute and wandering, as if he feared being forced to fix his attention on some particular thought or person.
"What is the amount?" 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.
Revenues--Firms combining deconstruction and reuse sales facilities reported greater average annual revenues per organization than organizations with reuse sales only, $430,800 to $383,850 per firm, respectively.
An alliance member might be considered the principal in a principal-agent relationship with other member firms. As a principal, a member firm could be sued for accounting services it had nothing to do with, along with the agent-firm that actually provided the services at issue.
The second component, franchise value, reflects future profits the firm is likely to generate as a going concern.