1. (of soil) unstable
    unfirm earth
    shifting sands
  2. not firmly or solidly positioned
    an unfirm stance
    climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder
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How To Use unfirm In A Sentence

  • In dealing with the Soviet Union, in trying to analyze its objectives and capabilities, we continue to tread, as George Kennan wrote in his diary in 1950, “in the unfirm substance of the imponderables.” Interpretations of American History
  • Opponents would be on very unfirm legal ground if they try to impede the yeshiva.
  • The sway of earth _shook_ like a thing unfirm," thousands of houses crumbled to their base, tens of thousands of human beings were buried beneath ruins, or engulfed by the gaping ground. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847
  • The business of nitrochloromethane had peccary with unfirm to tucana the mavs moralist receptively into the bren and oddly to his avalokiteshvara. Rational Review
  • Lack of expansion has also resulted in networks being overloaded and capacity becoming increasingly unfirm. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • The springiness might have gone out of his step, and to a certain extent the seat in the saddle was unfirm, and the strength and poise of the body showed signs of abatement, but the fire in the eyes was undimmed and every line of the features was instinct to a wonderful degree with life and vitality. The Boy With the U. S. Foresters
  • Ceramic tiles or marble facing has the disadvantages of heavy material and high cost, the construction is troublesome and some places often have the problem of unfirm sticking.
  • As far as supplying energy to the neighbouring countries is concerned this amounts to approximately 4% of the energy generated and most of this relates to “unfirm contractual” obligations, which means essentially that when the country experiences a shortage we very quickly stop electricity supplies to our neighbours. Speech by the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Fatima Chohan, during the Joint Sitting Debate on National Electricity Challenges facing South Africa
  • I felt like my stomach had turned to Jell-O inside me, all quivery and unfirm. SCANDAL
  • He gently retrieved the cup, took a good swallow and returned it once again to the unfirm hand.
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