Definition of Stand firm
1. Verb. Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.
Generic synonyms: Defend, Fight, Fight Back, Fight Down, Oppose
Specialized synonyms: Stand Out, Stand Up, Outbrave, Hold Off, Remain Firm, Stand, Defy, Hold, Hold Up, Withstand
Derivative terms: Holdout, Holdout, Resistance, Resistant, Resistive, Withstander
2. Verb. Refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief.
Generic synonyms: Insist, Take A Firm Stand
Specialized synonyms: Hunker Down
Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Firm
Literary usage of Stand firm
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... established church, who was arraigned at the same time on a similar charge, showed signs of wavering, but Boste vehemently exhorted him to stand firm. ..."
2. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander Kinglake (1877)
"The Turks at variance with the rest of Europe: but stand firm. was that, without any signs of painful doubt, the Turkish Government determined to stand firm ..."
3. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"If an executor die before probate, although, as already mentioned, the acts which he may legally do before probate stand firm and ..."
4. Heart Songs Dear to the American People by Joe Mitchell Chapple (1909)
"LI tive land, Firm - ly stand, firm - ly tive land, Safe - ly dwell, safe - ly tive land, Sing for joy, sing for f- I ¡s fv i ..."
5. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1916)
"... and concluded with a warm and eloquent exhortation to the jury to stand firm to their oaths and keep within the law and the evidence, and to administer ..."
6. Memoirs & Travels of Sir John Reresby, Bart by John Reresby (1904)
"... it would be but their duty to assure his majesty, they would stand firm by him in the midst of the dangers which threatened both him and his kingdoms, ..."
7. Writings of Levi Woodbury, LL. D.: Political, Judicial and Literary by Levi Woodbury (1852)
"In the mean time, then, gentlemen, as judges arid jurors, let us stand firm by the laws as they are ; let us all be awakened to enforce them as they are, ..."