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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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Company B's culture holds fast to rigid underwriting guidelines.
Canon Frayling holds fast to his belief that reconciliation cannot come about without repentance, and that Britain must lead the way with unequivocal apology for the evils suffered by Ireland's divided communities--both Nationalists and Loyalists--as a result of British policy down the centuries.
If so, Heart of Darkness also echoes earlier Modernist quests for the "primitive," and it is telling that, despite his concession that certain Modernist tenets have lost their force, Scully holds fast to the contentions that his art "is dealing with the fundaments," that its horizontals and verticals are "eternal,"[8] and that "abstraction is about a yearning for universality," qualities that place him in the dwindling Modernist line.
She catches feedback for her "extremism," but holds fast to her conviction that every dollar adds up.
Both companies have created a synergy that holds fast on a mission to help individuals control their own career destinies and avoid being consumed as one in the big herd.
Recognized in the category of "Standards Bodies and Consortia," OMG holds fast to its prominence as one of the most successful and longest running software standards consortiums since its founding in 1989.