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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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Ronin's is a series that holds fast to the notion of true love and the classic ideal of a man swooping in to rescue a damsel in distress as its cornerstones.
BARJA, Lebanon: In an era of globalization and instantaneous communication, Nadim Hamieh holds fast to a tradition that might make him one of the last serving practitioner of an ancient trade in Lebanon.
And until thine faith is questioned, And holds fast steady unto thee, 'Tis merely the faith of others, So true, it need not be.
The king has hired Anna with the goal of enlightening his many wives and children in the language and customs of the West, yet he holds fast to his beliefs in his ancient culture and the submissive status of women.
This tape holds fast in cold weather and can be used without being warmed up.
During his down time, David hones his guitar and mandolin skills, sings, and holds fast to his dreams of becoming a rock star or pop icon.