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Synonyms for stanch

stop the flow of a liquid

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He replied they might say what they liked, for he was not in a state to give advice that would be of any use; all he could tell her was to try and stanch the blood, as he was going where he should never more be seen; and with every appearance of deep grief and sorrow he left the house; but when he found himself alone, and where there was nobody to see him, he crossed himself unceasingly, lost in wonder at the adroitness of Camilla and the consistent acting of Leonela.
Its original owner, for whom it was made, was my great-grandfather, Bramwell Olcott Bartine, a wealthy planter of Colonial Virginia, and as stanch a Tory as ever lay awake nights contriving new kinds of maledictions for the head of Mr.
Lady Janet is a stanch friend of yours, there is no denying that.
Then I shall want two stanch men, in case of resistance.
Such is the sleight of hand by which we juggle with ourselves, and change our very weaknesses into stanch and most magnanimous virtues!
Such charms were there in the voice, in the manner, and in the affable deportment of Sophia, that she ravished the landlady to the highest degree; and that good woman, concluding that she had attended Jenny Cameron, became in a moment a stanch Jacobite, and wished heartily well to the young Pretender's cause, from the great sweetness and affability with which she had been treated by his supposed mistress.
Those who have been there, and well mounted, only know how he and the stanch little pack who dash after him--heads high and sterns low, with a breast-high scent--can consume the ground at such times.
Mrs Varden opined that if he did, he ought to be ashamed of himself; such sentiments being more consistent (so she argued) with a benighted Mussulman or wild Islander than with a stanch Protestant.
Don't ye be timorous for me, my dear,' said the stanch old heart, observant of Bella's face: when I take my seat with my work, clean and busy and fresh, in a country market-place, I shall turn a sixpence as sure as ever a farmer's wife there.
Trotter could offer remonstrance or reply--even before he had time to stanch the wounds inflicted by the insensible lady--Sam seized one arm and Mr.
At first they had shown some secrecy in their arrangements; but at the time which this narrative describes their proceedings were extraordinarily open, for the repeated failure of the law had proved to them that, on the one hand, no one would dare to witness against them, and on the other they had an unlimited number of stanch witnesses upon whom they could call, and a well-filled treasure chest from which they could draw the funds to engage the best legal talent in the state.
Taken together, we [Glass Lewis] find the [factors analyzed by Glass Lewis] paint an image of a board that has generally failed to generate attractive returns for shareholders or stanch declining revenues and contracting margins, while concurrently maintaining a disproportionately liquid balance sheet comprised of non-productive assets.
In the Charity category, Ivanka Shalapatova, Executive Director of the For Our Children foundation who is a stanch advocate of the protection of children's rights and has brought a number of initiatives to a successful end, tops the list.
As for safeguarding businesses from malicious and potentially harmful critiques, the businesses themselves have it within their power to stanch or offset them simply by providing high-quality service.
Fox executives went into this season hoping to stanch, not to reverse, the ratings plunge of recent seasons, looking for relief, in part, from a new roster of judges.