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stanch

(stŏnch) [O.Fr. estanche, firm]
To stop the flow of blood from a wound.
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At both levels, Republicans are stauncher constitutional supporters than other parties' members.
Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles gave a stauncher response: "Their world is ending but don't involve mine.
The sanctions have turned the Iranian nation stauncher, more resolute and more invulnerable with the passage of each new day."
HA sp At Aan aO HAVING enjoyed the best journalistic and sporting experiences of my life in Sydney, Athens and Beijing, you are unlikely to find any stauncher supporter of the London Olympics than this correspondent.
Amid postwar de-colonisation, the Soviet Union relished in its role as the leader of the 'anti-imperialist' camp, winning great favour in the Third World for being a stauncher opponent of colonialism than many independent nations in Africa and Asia.
(6.) The majority of environmental groups supported a bill such as the ACES, something for which they had fought for "years, with some demanding even stauncher standards.
1203, 1203-05 (2002) (identifying a migration of concern regarding judicial prudence away from invocation of the political question doctrine, towards stauncher application of standing requirements).
Zhao's stammering exemplifies the Freudian "mechanism of a slip of the tongue," (32) the suspension of a previous intention as a result of a series of socially hierarchical reversals: the family hierarchy of filial piety between Zhao and his cousin, temporarily rescued from the hierarchical political repression that separates common villagers and the xiangzhang, is repressed again by a stauncher political hierarchy between common villagers and the xianzhang.