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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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The good one involves a sniper duel between a Russian sharpshooter from the Ural Mountains (based on a real historical figure, Vassili Zaitsev, and played with Gary Cooper-ish stalwartness by the British actor Jude Law) and a steely German aristocrat (the less-historically confirmable Maj.
It is a measure of the stalwartness of the present president, Ernesto Zedillo, now in his last year of his six-year term, that he is still viewed by most Mexicans with some degree of affection and sympathy.
Members of the English gentry, Martin and his family spent time in Africa, thus representing the stalwartness of British imperialism.
For the Minang, yellow symbolizes greatness, nobility and honor; red symbolizes courage and steadfastness; and black, leadership and stalwartness (Z et al.