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stand fast

To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must stand fast in our pledge to environmental reform.
See also: fast, stand
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US vice-president Dick Cheney promised that the United States would stand fast and urged partner nations to do the same.
US vice-president Dick Cheney, said "our will is being tested in Iraq", but promised the United States would stand fast, urging other coalition partners to do the same.
AFA was there at their birth, nurtured them for 100 years, and plans to continue to stand fast as their champion.
He said that the upcoming elections symbolize the Syrians' ability to stand fast in the face of conspiracies and achieve victory, and that it emphasizes Syria's sovereignty and independent decision-making.
Stepping into the spotlight will be singer-songwriters Chris King, Lowri Evans and Christopher Rees - the latter maKing a welcome return to preview his new album Stand Fast.
He said he fully understood the pressure of frontline police officers have been increasing, adding officers always stand fast at their posts and serve the community and maintain law and order with their whole heart and might.
Worcester and state officials should continue to stand fast in this fight, implementing the new rules as slowly and carefully as possible.
It's heartening to see a parish priest and a bishop stand fast.
Suppose there were two such magic rings," he tells Socrates, "and the just [man] put on one of them and the unjust the other; no man can be imagined to be of such an iron nature that he would stand fast in justice.
Obey God, his messenger, and don't fight among yourself where you become weak, and stand fast, God will stand with those who stood fast.
We do penance for those among us who, in time of persecution, did not stand fast or were lacking in courage; and especially for those who, God forbid, supported the persecutors who trampled the church underfoot and inflicted unbearable suffering and death upon the church.
Peter Vallone, the speaker of the City Council, has already said the council will stand fast against giving the mayor any additional increases.
Book 5 is an epistle written by Enoch for his descendants, especially the righteous at the end of days, urging them to stand fast.
Violence came as the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood urged his supporters to stand fast after more than 70 of them were killed in weekend violence.
Qabalan also called on the Syrian people "to close ranks and cooperate to protect their national unity and preserve their state so that Syria can be immune against attempts to target it and stand fast in the face of conspiracies hatched against it because of its support for the just causes of the Arab and Muslim nations.