Definition of Hold firm
1. Verb. Refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief.
Generic synonyms: Insist, Take A Firm Stand
Specialized synonyms: Hunker Down
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hold Firm
Literary usage of Hold firm
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"... as, '• hold firm," " Hold fast :" but there are other instances which show that firm is a subjective, fust an objective term. A thing is iirm in itself, ..."
2. The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin (1885)
"A foot has two offices, to bear up, and to hold firm. ... but as far as it has to hold firm, it is divided and clawed, with wide projections,—look at an ..."
3. The American by Henry James (1879)
"If you will hold firm, sir—and you look as if you would—I .think we may see it. ... I mean to hold firm. And if Madame de Cintre marries me, yon must come ..."