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fastness

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1 a high rate of movement or performance
  • the amazing fastness with which the boy took his shower had us wondering if he'd used any water

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2 a structure or place from which one can resist attack
  • the guerillas retreated to their network of hidden fastnesses deep within the mountains

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3 adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty
  • his uncompromising fastness to the cause of freedom was beyond question

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The first known use of fastness was before the 12th century

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“Fastness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fastness. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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