Definition of Remain firm

1. Verb. Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright. "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

Exact synonyms: Stand
Related verbs: Fend, Resist, Stand
Generic synonyms: Hold Out, Resist, Stand Firm, Withstand
Derivative terms: Stand
Antonyms: Yield



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Literary usage of Remain firm

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1. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"Twelve remain firm. —Joseph C. McKibbin. — Bill adopted by both houses. •— Rejected by the people of Kansas. FROM testimonies that could not be gainsaid and ..."

2. The Works of Virgil by Virgil (1891)
"remain firm in all their strength, do you attempt your flight. As for me, had the powers of heaven designed I should prolong my life, they had preserved to ..."

3. History of the Life and Times of James Madison by William Cabell Rives (1859)
"... if the State remain firm and prudent — Mr. Witherspoon's Resolutions — New Committee appointed to consider Cession of Virginia — Remonstrance of New ..."

4. The History of Herodotus by Herodotus, George Campbell Macaulay (1904)
"... since they had sworn to the men of Barca that the oath should remain firm continually for so long time as the earth should remain as it then was, ..."

5. First Studies of Plant Life by George Francis Atkinson (1901)
"PART II THE WORK OF PLANTS CHAPTER XI HOW THE LIVING PLANT USES WATER TO REMAIN FIRM To restore firmness in wilted plants. We all know how soon flowers or ..."

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