In reality, having written two books, the young writer remained firmly on the ground.
Up to this point in its history the service remained firmly under the Government's wing.
I think we have to bring them into this but remain firmly in control.
All those years of his first life, building the power satellites and getting rich, he had remained firmly on Earth.
When catching the ball, the player's feet must remain firmly on the ground.
"We can't stay here," he said again, what remained of the walls firmly in place.
The political messages became less radical but they remained firmly to the left.
Throughout a long, difficult war, the local gentry remained firmly in control.
Control and organisation should remain firmly in their own hands.
Also, should art and craft remain firmly in the day centre?