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staunch

adjective     /stɔːntʃ/ US  /stɑːntʃ/
always loyal in supporting a person, organization, or set of beliefs or opinions: a staunch friend and ally He gained a reputation as being a staunch defender/supporter of civil rights.Loyal, faithful and dependable staunchness     /ˈstɔːntʃ.nəs/ US  /ˈstɑːntʃ-/ noun [U] Loyal, faithful and dependable
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