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.
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.
It is a tribute to the whole community in Leam Valley that we have stood fast during this long battle.
He said despite of pressure practiced by a number of countries to retract the Palestinian Authority from pursuing its lawful right and the pressure to change the text of the resolution, PA stood fast against these attempts.
Didn't this happen in Iraq in the past when a no-fly zone was imposed over (Iraq's) north and south and Saddam's defenses were bombarded, his planes were destroyed and he was besieged economically and politically, but he stood fast for 12 years before the United States decided to invade Iraq and topple him," Haidar said.
But they also stood fast on their differences, especially over human rights.
Prissick scored their second goal and continued to menace the Skelton defence, who stood fast.
Egypt has always stood fast in supporting Sudan," he said, adding that Sudan believes a warrant would also complicate peace talks between the Sudanese government and Darfuri rebels.