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.
The department reiterated that amid this difficult time, its staff will stand fast at their posts and give unwavering support to the Government in effectively administering Hong Kong in accordance with the law.
Wang said his trip is about 'tracing cultural roots,' not politics, but stressed that he will stand fast behind the "Republic of China' if cross-strait issues are raised during his trip.
"We do not think the Turks ought to undertake any military action that is not fully coordinated with and agreed to by the United States," Bolton said, adding that the US has asked the Kurds to "stand fast now", and refrain from seeking protection from Russia or government forces loyal to the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
"Citadel of the Saxons" vividly evokes the forgotten Lundenwic and the later fortress on the Thames (Lundenburgh) of desperate Saxon defenders who retreated inside their Roman walls to stand fast against menacing Viking incursions.
They lauded the degree of awareness among the Syrian people, which allowed it to stand fast in the face of this war despite all the foreign support for terrorism.