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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.
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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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The game continued with both side pressing forward and defences holding fast.
Holding fast to an "enlightened Arabdom" and to "an essential Islam" may help thwart terrorist ill-intensions he said.
Al-Sudais said the Kingdom has been holding fast to the Salafi creed and the teachings of Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab who called on people to follow the path of Tawhid and faith.
It will enable holding fast and lossless harvest at a high level, trouble-free transportation of the harvested cereals to warehouses and grain elevators, along with give payments to grain producers on time.
Held hostage by an individual, then later by a group of Indians, she must use all her courage and strength to mediate between deadly interpersonal conflicts, while holding fast to her faith in God.
Nostalgia is nourishing, and friends are still holding fast.
Altman notes that although cumbia is becoming increasingly international, it looks different in different crowds, with some purveyors holding fast to tradition while others try to modernize.
But because we are holding fast to our core values, we will not allow any television show to exaggerate what the department does,'' Baca said.