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stand fast

To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must stand fast in our pledge to environmental reform.
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stand ˈfast/ˈfirm

refuse to move back; refuse to change your opinions or behaviour: The management have stood firm against demands for a pay increase. OPPOSITE: shift your ground
Fast here means ‘firmly fixed’.
See also: fast, firm, stand
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Fittingly, given Alright Squires' subject matter, themes of perseverance, defiance and determination dominate Stand Fast - the sixth album from the singer who has spent the best part of a decade since his debut, The Sweetest Ache in 2004, carving out something of a reputation for his stark and haunting combination of country, blues and Americana.
Stand fast and proud and hear strong, behind the banner of Saint George
Purcell said the decision to drop the defamation and conspiracy claims "reinforces our conviction that we must stand fast against any erosion of the inherent right to report on important issues."
with an outstretched arm, we step forward, and stand fast.
Mor and Lifee make and raise a family, and they pass on to them their intelligence, their will to stand fast in times of trouble, but above all, they demonstrate the strength and love of strong family ties; the next generation will surely surge on.
The diocese of the Arctic is striving to stand fast on biblical teaching while much of our church continues to embrace and adopt the ways of the world.
Book 5 is an epistle written by Enoch for his descendants, especially the righteous at the end of days, urging them to stand fast.
Stand fast!" cried the master elf, Half-Mast, As he spied Hoarder Grinch and his stockpile so vast; "What meaneth this hoarding and what of this trash?
We have to walk the walk and stand fast when the misguided lemmings jump off the cliff.''
It's heartening to see a parish priest and a bishop stand fast. A decade ago, a similar astonishment hit the media when Archbishop Adam Exner, then of Winnipeg (now Vancouver), informed a Red Deer nurse who intended to get married in Winnipeg while taking up employment in Morgentaler's Winnipeg abortuary, that she could not get married in a Catholic Church and that, if she took the position, she would fall under automatic excommunication.
Looking down the line, it's reasonable to expect the Federal Reserve to stand fast until the economic recovery process shows that it can sustain itself without strong ongoing support from monetary policy.
"Suppose there were two such magic rings," he tells Socrates, "and the just [man] put on one of them and the unjust the other; no man can be imagined to be of such an iron nature that he would stand fast in justice.
'Obey God, his messenger, and don't fight among yourself where you become weak, and stand fast, God will stand with those who stood fast.
They also are calling on the state to stand fast on protection for the spring.
AFA was there at their birth, nurtured them for 100 years, and plans to continue to stand fast as their champion.