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Stalwart

Informal for a publicly-traded company that earns a steady but not staggering return. That is, a stalwart provides a solid return for little risk; one may think of a stalwart as the opposite of a growth stock. Peter Lynch coined the term stalwart to describe these companies. See also: Blue chip.
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At the head of his hideous, misshapen pack sprang the stalwart young giant straight into the heart of the flashing parangs of the howling savages.
The stalwart man was buttoned up in a dark overcoat, and carried an umbrella.
To this, Joe made no answer, but beckoning Hugh, leaped into the saddle and rode away; and a very stalwart, manly horseman he looked, deserving a better charger than it was his fortune to bestride.
I asked, pointing to a stalwart, plainly-dressed individual who was walking slowly down the other side of the street, looking anxiously at the numbers.
At a time when stalwarts such as Scotland's Catriona Matthew continue to flourish and England's teenage sensation Charley Hull is making a big impact on tour, there should be nothing to discourage women from taking up the game.
And thanks to such stalwarts as secretary, Freda Trigg, they are still raising invaluable amounts every year.
They elucidated that the prime minister took the decision following his consultations with President Asif Ali Zardari, Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bokhari and party's others stalwarts.
Jimmy was one of the stalwarts of the shop stewards committee.
Gerrety and, inside our special supplement, we highlight the lives and times of those stalwarts and legacy they have given New York City.
Killing Leung would make sense to the CCP because in Chinatown only a few stalwarts stand in the way of the CCP's goal of being the dominant influence in the community, and Leung was one of the anticommunist stalwarts.
Ward's advice and, in the words of another of his likely stalwarts, "stay the course.
ARA also honored two other sports stalwarts, Lynn Swann and Olympic Gold medallist legend Billy Mills.