Definition of Hold firm

1. Verb. Refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief.

Exact synonyms: Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Pat
Generic synonyms: Insist, Take A Firm Stand
Specialized synonyms: Hunker Down

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hold Firm

hold a candle
hold a grudge
hold a torch for
hold against
hold all of the aces
hold all of the cards
hold all the aces
hold all the cards
hold back
hold baggage
hold close
hold dear
hold down
hold fast
hold fire
hold firm (current term)
hold forth
hold hands
hold hard
hold hostage
hold in
hold it
hold luggage
hold off
hold on
hold one's breath
hold one's head above water
hold one's head high
hold one's horses
hold one's liquor

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 ..."

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