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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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The entire nation unites as a solid fist, standing fast against the aggressors who lack all reason.
He also thanked all the brothers in arms and all those who supported him and his colleagues and gave them morale while they were standing fast in the face of terrorists.
Kahwagi stressed that the Army has been standing fast and united since it fought fierce battles with ISIS and Nusra Front militants when they briefly overran the northeastern town of Arsal last August in the most serious spillover of the Syrian war into Lebanese territory.
It earned its name by failing to pass a single Bill since it first sat on April 5 - standing fast against King James I's wish for a pounds 65,000 grant.
What's most important is that it [AN NAHAR] is standing fast in the face of tough challenges coming from all directions.
He added: "We are standing fast and the commander is in good condition.
My Wars recounts the harrowing struggles, setbacks, and triumphs; from the frustration of watching politicians free convicted criminals in exchange for large bribes to standing fast against threat of personal harm to even contesting other people's attempts to take credit for the reforms he struggled to enact.
The exposed concrete walls of the excavated pit; purely functional when built and designed to hold back the subterranean waters of the Hudson River, came in Libeskind's design to represent the foundations of democracy, standing fast under the onslaught of a swift and terrifying enemy.
That was a terrible decision and we are standing fast.
As for Mrs Skoke, thank you, Roseanne, for standing fast.
But the beleaguered MP's local party were standing fast against pressure from Tory Central Office to ditch him.
If all we ever do is move our bodies, as Donald Davidson has noted (Davidson allows such things as lying and standing fast as body movements), our current motions and their effects resonate to a past that is as compelling as it is irrecoverable.
Occupied Golan, SANA -- Captives from the occupied Syrian Golan who are detained in the Israeli Shatta prison issued a statement on Friday in which they affirmed that they stand behind the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad and are committed to standing fast in the face of occupation.
Despite the wave of popular upheavals that struck the largest Arab country, Egypt, and other smaller Arab states, Berri, according to Dairy, said that Lebanon, which has 18 sects, 18 "ideologies," 18 cultures, 18 political affiliations and 18 peoples and tribes, is still united, standing fast in the face of "storms and hurricanes.
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