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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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Cooper returns with a sweeping novel about a multigenerational family, set in a town called "Place," where neighbors are people of all colors, holding fast to their dreams of a better life.
The author's navigated rough times in her life, including dealing with unemployment and breast cancer, by holding fast to the words of Jesus and reflecting on his love, and the suffering he endured for all of humankind.
It means that the company's range of cereals and snacks will be pulled from shelves until a deal can be struck, although Kellogg insisted it would be holding fast over the issue.
Ryn's penetrating book helps us to discern utopian-ideological ideas that distract the person from making critical distinctions and holding fast to time-tested, time-honored definitions.
Programmers at Clear Channel Broadcasting are reviewing their May 2001 ratings from Nielsen Media Research, which show one of its affiliates holding fast among household share trends.
McDonald's is holding fast to plans to add about 1,500 new units this year, most outside the United States.
Outside, the white constructions of the snow, building at different speeds, falling from different heights, replaced the shapes of things with ghosts: her snow-covered hands holding fast to the fear that she was alone and without death would end up one of those women on the street who in weather sleeps in cars.
I'm going to edit barefoot here for a while, but I'll follow the trail he blazed, leaving a slightly different imprint, I'm sure, but holding fast to that progressive banner.
Unless your stocks are hemorrhaging beyond repair, holding fast to your equities is the way to go.