hold firm

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hold firm

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 firm.
2. To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must hold firm in our pledge to environmental reform.
See also: firm, hold

hold ˈfirm (to something)

(formal) believe something strongly and not change your mind: She held firm to her principles.
See also: firm, hold
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Gaita questions the many dishonorable actions taken against animals, but holds firm to the idea that they do not possess the same moral personhood as humans.
At pendulum-disk spacings down to 0.2 mm, the team found that Newton's law, predicting a force inversely proportional to the square of the distance between two masses, holds firm.