Definition of Stand fast

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

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Fast

stand-up comedy
stand-up guy
stand a chance
stand and deliver
stand aside
stand back
stand by
stand conversion
stand corrected
stand density
stand down
stand easy
stand fast (current term)
stand firm
stand for
stand from under
stand guard
stand in
stand in for
stand in someone's shoes
stand off
stand oil
stand on ceremony
stand on end
stand on its own
stand on one's own two feet
stand one's ground

Literary usage of Stand fast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Izaak Walton (1909)
"Then Mr Stand-fast blushed, and said, But why, did you see me? ... If you thought not amiss [said Stand-fast] how happy am I, but if I be not as I should, ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"Iv. 2. love of our Lord, that you will unite in prayers for me to the Lord, that I may stand fast in piety when I am tried. Further, I beg that you will ..."

3. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, lie strong. 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first- ..."

4. The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose edited by Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Whiting Halsey (1909)
"n THE DEATH OF VALIANT-POR-TRUTH AND OF STAND-FAST" IT was noised abroad that ... Then there came forth a Summons for Mr Stand-fast (This Mr Stand-fast was ..."

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