These adjectives mean adhering firmly and devotedly to someone or something that elicits or demands one's fidelity. Faithful and loyal both suggest undeviating attachment, though loyal applies more often to political allegiance: a faithful employee; a loyal citizen.True implies steadiness, sincerity, and reliability: “I would be true, for there are those who trust me” (Howard Arnold Walter). Constant stresses uniformity and invariability: “But I am constant as the northern star” (Shakespeare). Fast suggests loyalty that is not easily deflected: fast friends.Steadfast strongly implies fixed, unswerving loyalty: a steadfast ally.Staunch even more strongly suggests unshakable attachment or allegiance: “He lived and died a staunch loyalist” (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
Xlv.) a very good contribution to its history, embellished by a faithful life-sized figure of its head.
The small kings who had remained faithful were rewarded by an extension of their territories, and Ashdod, Ekron and Gaza were enriched at Judah's expense.
The great development of photography has been a notable aid to explorers, not only by placing at their disposal a faithful and ready means of recording the features of a country and the types of inhabitants, but by supplying a method of quick and accurate topographical surveying.
He trusted no one; he murdered his mother, his sons, the sister whom he had married; to prevent his harem from falling to his enemies he murdered all his concubines, and his most faithful followers were never safe.
Of the Albanians in Sicily the great majority (4479 1) remain faithful to the Greek Church; in Italy 116,482 follow the Latin ritual, and 38,192 the Greek.