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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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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.
Throughout the years, its leaders were slandered and attacked, and even assassinated for standing fast and true to their principles as dictated by the trust placed in them by the Jordanian people.
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.
They haven't even given him a medal for standing fast against the mob.
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.
He resents having his feelings served up to him secondhand, and he resents the ubiquity of egotism, with nobody standing fast for the inwardness of freedom.
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.
Department of Transportation for standing fast on its plans to ensure fair competition in the airline industry -- despite one of the slickest PR and lobbying campaigns seen in years to deny such benefits to the traveling public.
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