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hold fast

1. To remain securely adhered (to something). I didn't think the makeshift weld would do the trick, but I'm happy to say that it's holding fast.
2. To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must hold fast in our pledge to environmental reform.
See also: fast, hold

hold ˈfast to something

refuse to stop believing in something such as a theory, principle, religion, etc: She knew that whatever happened in her life, she would hold fast to her religious beliefs.
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Hold Fast: should run a solid race says Dan Skelton
A Way Out's approach is trauma informed and asset based - we 'test everything and hold fast to what is good' - A Way Out acts as a 'critical adult' supporting the women to identify negatives, and recognise, embrace and employ their inner abilities and strengths, focusing upon positive attributes to ensure confident future hope.
It included patients who had not visited the OPD during induction period thus did not receive RSDE (n=76) they however hold fast in the month of Ramadan.
In her talk Janet read an article from the manse window about items being brought in from children whilst the minister fitted the bible reading to each one, ending with the words from Ezekiel hold fast to the things that are precious.
Honouring prisoners is also tantamount to a renewal of a religious oath to hold fast onto anti-Zionist Jihad, Taha added.
"It is also following the will of the Prophet (peace be upon him) who said: 'Hold fast to my Sunnah and the way of life of the rightly guided caliphs after me.
But she also learns that even in the darkest moments of life, there are reasons to hold fast to hope and cheer.
In Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty, Joshua Steckel, a guidance counselor at Brooklyn's Secondary School for Research, goes beyond the travails that he faced as he worked to get his students accepted into college.
The last time that we embraced, We were innocently saying goodbye, Unaware of the horrors soon to be faced, Never knowing that soon I would die; I know now that "goodbye" was my warning, I don't know when we will meet again Because death came for me in the morning Hold fast onto lost time until then.
TEHRAN -- Pakistan and Iran have decided to hold fast track discussions on Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project to formulate a road map and time schedule for implementation of this important project.
The pads hold fast with the help of surface tension.
20, and viewers and news aficionados will finally get to see if the promises its executives have made to hold fast to in-depth reporting over talking-head fluff will be kept.
BBC reports that Xu said in a video message that this country needs brave citizens who can stand up and hold fast to their convictions.
Canadian critics and reviewers clamoured to identify the style and the audience of Hold Fast, the 1978 novel by Newfoundland writer Kevin Major that is now sometimes cited as the first contemporary young adult novel in Canada (see, for example, Clare; Howard; "Banned").
Summary: Foreign Affairs Minister Adnan Mansour said over the weekend that Lebanon will hold fast to its policy of disassociation from events in Syria during the U.N.