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[stand-fast, -fahst] /ˈstændˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
a rigid or unyielding position.
Origin of standfast
1710-20; noun use of verb phrase stand fast Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for stand fast
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  • I'm alone just now, and I gather that I'm to stand fast under him.'

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling
  • I wouldn't be fit to be a soldier if I didn't know how to stand fast.

  • But suppose they stand fast,” said Marcus, “instead of giving way?

    Marcus: the Young Centurion George Manville Fenn
  • stand fast with the anchors in the waist, and be ready for a cast.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Never mind the braces; let them stand fast; as soon as we have passed the French admiral, I shall luff, again.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • It had probably stood many a storm, but would it stand fast now?

    Dick Cheveley W. H. G. Kingston
  • stand fast by your convictions and there maintain yourself against every odds.

    Tablets Amos Bronson Alcott
  • We all know the command to stand fast in grace, to grow in grace, to seek for more grace.

    Money Andrew Murray
  • Here we received official orders to stand fast on the morning of November 11th.

  • "I cannot stand fast," said Arthur, who was in the act of leaving the ranks.

Idioms and Phrases with stand fast

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