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
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The horse had stopped short, and stood firm as a rock.
This Chair had stood firm when the thrones of kings were overturned
Some of the children, too, had heard Sona singing to himself, bear-fashion, behind the fallen rocks, and the Bhagat's reputation as miracle-worker stood firm.
We are delighted to be able to inform the reader, that during the whole of this scene, Gringoire and his piece had stood firm.
The watchers rose to their feet, but stood firm, prepared for whatever might ensue.
On seeing one so unkempt and so begrimed with salt water, the others scampered off along the spits that jutted out into the sea, but the daughter of Alcinous stood firm, for Minerva put courage into her heart and took away all fear from her.
Pride glowed in his eye as he let the wind buffet him and stood firm.
The mutinies simmered down; the men of Somerset and the western counties came pouring into the market places; the men who died with Arthur and stood firm with Alfred.
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.
Keeper Danny Trueman could only parry and Lee Parle was in the right place to tuck the ball away It was much of the same in the second half as Marine's back four stood firm, leaving Andy Ralph a spectator.
In June, the Argentine government stood firm on its offer to pay only 25% of the US$100 billion of its defaulted debt.