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Have you set a firm date for the meeting?
We want a firm commitment that resources will be provided.
It is my firm belief that we must encourage debate.
Mark's a firm believer in discipline for children.
The Rams are firm favorites to take the title this year.
Her staff regard her as firm but fair.
What the party needs now is firm leadership.
You sometimes have to be firm with young children.
The government must take firm action to stop the fighting.
I firmly believe that we must act at once.
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