(Latin: strong, hard, solid; steadfast or unwavering in purpose, loyalty, or resolve)

firmament (s) (noun), firmaments (pl)
1. The world occupied by all the celebrities in a particular field; such as, the theater or sports: Shirley was once a big name in the movie firmament.
2. The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected: In the firmament, different constellations or configurations of the stars and planets can be seen.
3. The vault or expanse of the heavens; the sky: When the children were young, a California family often went to the desert to enjoy the firmament at night.
4. Etymology: from Latin firmamentum, "firmament"; literally, "a support or strengthening"; from firmus, "firm".
The sky or the celestial bodies.
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1. In a firm or definite manner.
2. With resolute determination.
1. Characterized by being unyielding to the touch.
2. The firmness and tone of healthy body tissue: "He had muscle firmness that surprised his friends".
3. The quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place.
4. The trait of being resolute; such as, having a firmness of purpose.
Firmus manemus.
We remain steadfast.

A slogan or motto of determination, firmness, and steadfastness.

Firmus maneo.
I remain steadfast.

A motto of perseverance and steadfastness.

in the affirmative
To accept or to agree to a statement or request: "She answered her son's request in the affirmative."
1. Weak in body, especially from old age or disease; being feeble.
2. Lacking firmness of will, character, or purpose; irresolute.
3. Not strong or stable; shaky; such as, an infirm support.
4. Lacking physical strength or vitality.
5. Being confined to bed because of illness.
1. A health facility where patients receive treatment.
2. A hospital or area within an institution where sick and injured people are medically treated.
1. Bodily ailments or weaknesses; especially, those brought on by old age.
2. Conditions, or diseases producing weakness.
1. A lack of strength and vitality.
2. A weakness or failing in someone's character.
3. Any medical condition that causes a lack of strength or vitality.
1. In an infirm manner; feebly.
2. Lacking firmness, will, character, or purpose.
3. Confined to bed; such as, by illness.
1. Infirmity; feebleness.
2. Weakness; feebleness; unsoundness.
Paullatim sed firmiter.
Gradually but surely.

Motto of University College School, London, U.K.

1. To affirm, or to assert, again.
2. To give support to a person, a plan, an idea, etc. for a second time; to strengthen one's position.
1. A confirmation of the validity or correctness of something previously established: "His re-election was a reaffirmation of his leadership skills."
2. Legally: An agreement that a debtor and a creditor enter into after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, in which the debtor agrees to repay all or part of an existing debt after the bankruptcy case is over.

For instance, a debtor might make a reaffirmation agreement with the holder of a car note that the debtor can keep the car and must continue to pay the debt after bankruptcy.