Firm·ly, adv. In a firm manner.
adv 1: with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you
must stand firm" [syn: firm, steadfastly, unwaveringly]
2: in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger; "she held
the child securely" [syn: securely]
3: with firmness; "held hard to the railing" [syn: hard]