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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

stand ˈfast/ˈfirm

refuse to move back; refuse to change your opinions or behaviour: The management have stood firm against demands for a pay increase. OPPOSITE: shift your ground
Fast here means ‘firmly fixed’.
See also: fast, firm, stand
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Fittingly, given Alright Squires' subject matter, themes of perseverance, defiance and determination dominate Stand Fast - the sixth album from the singer who has spent the best part of a decade since his debut, The Sweetest Ache in 2004, carving out something of a reputation for his stark and haunting combination of country, blues and Americana.
Mor and Lifee make and raise a family, and they pass on to them their intelligence, their will to stand fast in times of trouble, but above all, they demonstrate the strength and love of strong family ties; the next generation will surely surge on.
The diocese of the Arctic is striving to stand fast on biblical teaching while much of our church continues to embrace and adopt the ways of the world.
It will be a tough couple of days for these six brave councilmen, but we urge them to stand fast against the pressure - and continue standing for the people.
US Vice-President Dick Cheney promised America would stand fast, urging other coalition partners to do the same.
Book 5 is an epistle written by Enoch for his descendants, especially the righteous at the end of days, urging them to stand fast.
It's heartening to see a parish priest and a bishop stand fast.
Looking down the line, it's reasonable to expect the Federal Reserve to stand fast until the economic recovery process shows that it can sustain itself without strong ongoing support from monetary policy.
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.
They also are calling on the state to stand fast on protection for the spring.
AFA was there at their birth, nurtured them for 100 years, and plans to continue to stand fast as their champion.
And we will stand fast in defending our freedom and our rights as Filipinos,' Robredo said in a statement.
Orders now came to stand fast, and at twilight a patrol of Cameronians consisting of one officer and twenty-five men were sent out.
Fiona, Nick Clegg must have real strength of character and a real love of this country to continue to stand fast and take all the undeserved ridicule that he has to endure.