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hold firm

1. To remain securely adhered (to something). I didn't think the makeshift weld would do the trick, but I'm happy to say that it's holding firm.
2. To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must hold firm in our pledge to environmental reform.
See also: firm, hold
References in classic literature ?
With all this, I held firm, notwithstanding, to my belief in Miss Rachel.
The second return of the Bourbons had shaken many friendships which had held firm under the first Restoration.
It cost me a hard struggle, it oppressed me with many a painful doubt; but I held firm this time.
The guest was now the master of Wuthering Heights: he held firm possession, and proved to the attorney - who, in his turn, proved it to Mr.
The man trembled from head to foot, but he held firm.
Almost half of Dubai's hotel rooms lay empty during last year's baking August heat, but hoteliers can console themselves with the fact that room rates have held firm over the last year.
Formed in December, 2005 by Arfa and Alexander Shpigel, the New York-based, privately held firm acquires, operates, and manages an extensive real estate portfolio both for its own account and with joint-venture partners.
His privately held firm, which has been in business about 15 years, stocks generators--mostly diesel-powered--ranging in size from 20 kilowatts to 2,000 kilowatts, and sells them around the world.
500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Firm, and it has made a profit and had a positive cash flow each year since its founding with $1,000 in start-up capital in 1988.
In the following example of financing through retained earnings, it is assumed that the investment of a closely held firm is financed by reducing wages/salaries, while the investment by a widely held corporation (listed and unlisted) is financed by reducing dividends.
Extra time was the last thing both sides wanted in the strength sapping conditions but they went at it with great endeavour, with Merthyr looking the stronger but the home defence held firm.
Though Pepperdine shot poorly in the second half _ 12 of 37 from the field, including 1 of 12 from 3-point range _ the defense held firm.
a privately held firm that provides strategic HR software services.
The designation identifies DSW as a preferred provider of Intel products and services, the privately held firm said.
Average asking rents held firm in each market, with the Plaza District rising to just shy of $90 per SF