Part of speech: verb

Same as STANCH.

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Usage examples "staunch":

  1. Juliet was as staunch as steel, and he was certain that Mr. Octagon would be on his side. - "The Secret Passage", Fergus Hume.
  2. " Oh, thank you, thank you kindly, miss," said Mrs. Hurd, raising her apron to her eyes to staunch some irrepressible tears, as Marcella showed her the advertisement which it might possibly be worth Hurd's while to answer. - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. He was plain, but staunch, was glad to know his neighbor, and hoped he would call often. - "The Nightrider's Feud", Walter C. McConnell.