stand firm

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stand firm

To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must stand firm in our pledge to environmental reform.
See also: firm, 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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We are delighted to be able to inform the reader, that during the whole of this scene, Gringoire and his piece had stood firm.
Half the blacks ran away like rabbits; the remainder, greatly outnumbering Trent and his party, stood firm.
The watchers rose to their feet, but stood firm, prepared for whatever might ensue.
This Chair had stood firm when the thrones of kings were overturned
Amidst the crashing of the middle men, the small business men and manufacturers, the trusts stood firm.
The horse had stopped short, and stood firm as a rock.
On this, as he passed, he gave Ulysses a kick on the hip out of pure wantonness, but Ulysses stood firm, and did not budge from the path.
Ulysses stood firm as a rock and the blow did not even stagger him, but he shook his head in silence as he brooded on his revenge.
At the end of the second day the village talk was to the effect that Injun Joe's evidence stood firm and unshaken, and that there was not the slightest ques- tion as to what the jury's verdict would be.
Begum Bhatti said she always raised voice for the rights of deserving people and stood firm against dictators.
According to the statement, the bank's total assets stood firm at Dh12.
Newport manager Dean Holdsworth was banished to the stands by Venamore, but his players stood firm even when central defenders Cochlin and skipper Gary Warren had to be replaced through injury after the break.
The family was vilified for its achievement, but Vashti stood firm.
LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer scheduled a news conference of his own in which he stood firm in his refusal to allow the city to interfere, once again rejecting Chick's offer to conduct an audit that would cost $800,000 to $1 million.
But the main thrust of the law--keeping the four fighting branches of the military away from American citizens--has stood firm.