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hold fast

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 fast.
2. To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must hold fast in our pledge to environmental reform.
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hold ˈfast to something

refuse to stop believing in something such as a theory, principle, religion, etc: She knew that whatever happened in her life, she would hold fast to her religious beliefs.
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3 : to hold fast or stick closely to a surface <These wet socks are clinging to my feet.
Keep faith, hold fast and raise yourself, Don't stay down on the floor.
Of special interest are the hortatory subjunctives that follow from this state of affairs: "let us hold fast [katanoomen] to the confession of our hope" (v.
John Harvey in the early 80s, to assist Catholics with homosexual leanings to hold fast to teachings of the Church.
Her work teaches artists to "fly" with their ideas, engage with their materials physically, and hold fast to the documentation that will evoke its tactile quality well after the performance--or the life--ends.
Good preachers spend a lifetime studying the Bible, for "all the clergy must hold fast to the Sacred Scriptures through diligent reading and careful study" (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation).
Bush's education reform bill promised a quailed teacher in every classroom, but all the White House has done to help meet that goal is hold Fast Room events with the First Lady.
Yet in Russell Kirk's work we find a struggle to assent, to hold fast to that which is good in the human things known in tradition.
Communities hold fast to the expectation that the police will do all that can be humanly done and, at times, much more than should be expected of mere humans.
They demonstrate how the culture and peoples of two international cities can bond and how that bond can hold fast, even after a war between the nations.