Stand firm, and your mamma will soon relinquish her persecution; and the gentleman himself will cease to pester you with his addresses if he finds them steadily rejected.'
'Well, Esther, I pity you; but still, I repeat, stand firm. You might as well sell yourself to slavery at once, as marry a man you dislike.
Such dispositions, are the very errors of human nature; and yet they are the fittest timber, to make great politics of; like to knee timber, that is good for ships, that are ordained to be tossed; but not for building houses, that shall stand firm
. The parts and signs of goodness, are many.
He had a vague feeling that he must stand firm
and support the doctor.
Nay, the trusts did more than stand firm
. They were active.
To add to our concern, we heard voices already drawing near us in the woods along shore, and we had not only the danger of being cut off from the stockade in our half-crippled state but the fear before us whether, if Hunter and Joyce were attacked by half a dozen, they would have the sense and conduct to stand firm
. Hunter was steady, that we knew; Joyce was a doubtful case--a pleasant, polite man for a valet and to brush one's clothes, but not entirely fitted for a man of war.
Soon his sharpened ear detected footsteps upon the stairs, at which his heart thumped so painfully that he could hardly stand firm
. "Dear me!
And Diomed answered, "Come what may, I will stand firm
; but we shall have scant joy of it, for Jove is minded to give victory to the Trojans rather than to us."
Now a low cry of fear rose from the impi, and some turned to fly, but Faku, the captain, a great and brave man, shouted to them, "Stand firm
, children of the king, stand firm
, these are no Esedowana, these are but the Wolf-Brethren and their pack.
If there is no place of refuge, they will stand firm
. If they are in hostile country, they will show a stubborn front.
for the old charter Governor!" shouted the crowd, seizing upon the idea.
If you stand firm
, Sir Percival must give way--he must give way, I tell you, or he exposes himself to the base imputation of marrying Miss Fairlie entirely from mercenary motives."