While working on another piece for the blog, I looked up the word steadfastness and was amazed by the differing primary definitions:
From Princeton WordNet:
“loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty”
Compare with the primary definition from Merriam-Webster:
“firmly fixed in place; not subject to change”
I appreciate the depth of the primary definition from Princeton and my fondness for this word has definitely changed. Sometimes it’s all a matter of context and depth to bring out more from the seemingly ordinary, huh?