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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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While Greece may have swung to the left, most of Europe has been stalwartly heading right of centre, and it seems our Tony, despite his militaristic ambitions in Iraq and conversion to Catholicism, is still seen as too soft and not close enough to the Christian Democrats, who are promoting the view the EU President should come from a right wing party and the new post in foreign affairs from the left.
Within Roosevelt's own party, a sizeable minority stalwartly rejected American imperialism.
At this occasion while addressing to a gathering of Christians victim families, I-LAP officials and other people present there, Sajid Ishaq stalwartly accused the act of smoldering the Christians and their houses and said that such type of attacks are highly detestable and condemnable.
It's the urge for political correctness, the need to take up a cause and to stalwartly defend it.
In her prayers for Thanksgiving Day, 1861, the young woman stalwartly resolved to display more "energy," "industry," "tact," and "promptitude.
Naturally, illustrators constantly test art directors, who test section editors, who stalwartly detect male genitalia embedded in everything from the spur of a boot to the elongated nose of an alien to a thermometer surrounded by snowflakes ("It's an ejaculation," then-Editorial Page Editor Howell Raines objected).
Credit market woes, a stock-market crash and a weak economy have combined to slay more financial institutions in the past year than Santa Ana's army did brave defenders in San Antonio, but one independent mortgage banking firm is still stalwartly waving its flag above the ramparts--Franklin American Mortgage Company.
Gagarin has stalwartly defended Antiphonian authorship (2002, pp.
Gayle Beer, one of those who stalwartly stood with those committed to the "Save St.
They stood stalwartly behind their sovereign despite the evictions and usurious rents imposed on Highlanders in their homelands under crown rule.
Thinking that her detailed portrait and freely roaming imagination might discomfit Annie, Sophia nevertheless stalwartly sticks to her guns--or to her pen, as the case may be--declaring vehemently, "I will say just what I choose and you must hear it as you can.
Written two years before his death, Sunburst makes light of the theme of defiance, Williams's unsentimental awareness that to stalwartly cling to poetic words--to the theatre--in the face of danger could amount to a salvation.