stand fast

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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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As to any "temperance captain" who stood fast to his faith, and refused to give up his sobriety, he might go elsewhere for a market, for he stood no chance with the governor.
On every side the captured were flying before their relentless persecutors, while the armed columns of the Christian king stood fast in an apathy which has never been explained, and which has left an immovable blot on the otherwise fair escutcheon of their leader.
Of six hundred and eighty sabres stood fast to their salt - how many, think you?
First of all, I am grateful to Almighty and then PFF congress members, staff, divisional football associations and the independent media, who stood fast against all pressures and supporting the right cause throughout the difficult period.
The tempo got more frenetic in that final quarter with Rocks trying to upset Newcastle's rhythm but the Eagles stood fast deep into the game and maintained a lead that Glasgow couldn't quite breach.
In her weekly podcast, Merkel said Germany's relations with France had stood fast even when the countries had diverging opinions, and that Europe would have to adapt.
Many offers have been made to purchase it, but my dad has stood fast, choosing not to part with it.
You held your ground and stood fast because you know neither defeat nor surrender," President al-Assad told Col.
Having stood fast for four years for now, we have learned a lesson from this test.
I warmly thank all of you who were so vocal in your opposition and the hotels and venues who stood fast, in tough economic times, against hosting the pageants on their premises.
Lieutenant General (r) Mumtaz Gul, Tamgha-i-Basalat war veteran and former Corps Commander while speaking on the occasion said that nation is proud of our heroes who had stood fast in the hour of need and world has recognized the courage and bravery of our soldiers.
But the ruling marked a victory for a coalition of political forces and struck a blow to Erdoy-an, who stood fast against the protests and riots which he said were stoked by terrorists and looters.
But the ruling marked a victory for a coalition of political forces and a blow for Erdogan, who stood fast against protests he said were stoked by terrorists.
CJP admired the role of the legal fraternity especially young lawyers in the movement for restoration of deposed judiciary in which they stood fast and struggled hard to bring rule of law in the society.
McGagh, and the other photographers there, had stood fast and continued working an assignment that - in a split second - had erupted into chaos and carnage.