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firmly established

This page is about the collocation firmly established

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

well established and unlikely to change

For example

  • Evolution is no longer just a theory. It's a firmly-established scientific fact.

  • After years of dictatorship, democracy has been firmly established once again.

Quick Quiz

If a company's good reputation is firmly established, it has

a. recently seen its reputation improve

b. had a good reputation for a long time

c. struggled to keep its good reputation

Contributor: Matt Errey