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1‘the stream was frozen solid’
hard, rock-hard, rigid, firm, solidified, set, frozen, jellied, congealed, concrete
2‘a pendant made of solid gold’
pure, 24-carat, unalloyed, unmixed, unadulterated, genuine, complete
alloyed, plated, hollow
3‘a solid line of people’
continuous, uninterrupted, unbroken, non-stop, unremitting, incessant, constant, consecutive, undivided
4‘good solid houses’
well built, well constructed, sound, substantial, strong, sturdy, stout, durable, stable
5‘a solid argument’
well founded, well grounded, valid, sound, reasonable, logical, weighty, authoritative, convincing, cogent, plausible, credible, reliable
6‘a solid friendship’
dependable, reliable, firm, unshakeable, trustworthy, stable, steadfast, unfailing, staunch, constant, unwavering
7‘the family have established themselves in this country as solid citizens’
sensible, level-headed, dependable, trustworthy, down-to-earth, decent, law-abiding, upright, upstanding, worthy
8‘the company is very solid and will come through the current recession’
financially sound, secure, creditworthy, of good financial standing, in funds, profit-making, able to pay its debts, debt-free, solvent, in credit, not in debt, out of debt, in the black
9‘they received solid support from their colleagues’
unanimous, united, uniform, consistent, undivided
of one mind, of the same mind, in unison
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