stand fast


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stand fast

In artillery, the order at which all action on the position ceases immediately.
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Verb1.stand fast - refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
insist, take a firm stand - be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
hunker down - hold stubbornly to a position; "The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"
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So saying he unbuckled his baldric with the bugle, took a feather from his cap, and gave them to Wamba; then drew a vizard from his pouch, and, repeating his charges to them to stand fast, went to execute his purposes of reconnoitring.
Then was the time for the tall spars to stand fast in the great uproar.
Suppose now that there were two such magic rings, and the just 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.
I held firmly to the first article of my faith that the Republic must stand fast by the principle of a fair ballot; but I recalled the wretched mess that Reconstruction had made of it; I recalled the low level of public life in all the "black" States.
Nothing remained for him but to stand fast and hold up.
Stand fast with the anchors in the waist, and be ready for a cast.
If I call the servants they will stand fast in a crowd and lie like Aryans.
Such heinous acts of terror will never have a bearing on the Egyptian people's determination to stand fast against the evils of terrorism which fly in the face of all religious and human values and principles," said the ministry.
Summary: Iraq, September 29 (ANI): Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has mocked the United States, called on the jihadis to rally against the Syrian regime and insisted that the ISIS 'remains' despite its rapid loss of territory, while also exhorting followers to stand fast and keep fighting, in his first purported, and undated, audio communication in almost a year.
Islamic Stateleader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi exhorted followers on Thursday to stand fast and keep fighting in his first purported audio communication in almost a year during which his jihadist group lost much of its self-proclaimed "caliphate".
Are there really bilingual Welshspeakers out there who prefer to ignore the English alert and stand fast, like idiots, in the paths of reversing trucks?
Pakistani nation will stand fast behind its army troops.