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).
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.
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.