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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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Catherine stands fast and Cardinal Wolsey's role as Henry's closest advisor is in increasing jeopardy.
Japan stands fast with Cambodia's commitment to bring the Khmer Rouge tribunal into being, since it will not only resuscitate human dignity and social justice, but also ensure stability in the whole region,'' she said.
Alterman, who writes for The Nation and is a senior fellow at the prestigious World Policy Institute, believes that between White House primacy on trade and military-deployment issues and the continuing prevalence of a chummy, self-referential Ivy League contingent at the National Security Council, State Department, Council on Foreign Relations, and a few related organizations, the foreign policy establishment stands fast as "For Professionals Only.
The source of "the strength to journey on" in the midst of great suffering and sorrow is the conviction that "God's covenant stands fast.
Miravant stands fast in its commitment to achieve its business objectives and its pharmaceutical strategic partner has reaffirmed its financial commitment in support of these objectives.