Definition of Take a firm stand

1. Verb. Be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge. "I must insist!"

Exact synonyms: Insist
Specialized synonyms: Hold Firm, Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Pat, Assert, Asseverate, Maintain
Derivative terms: Insistence

Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Firm Stand

take a bite
take a bow
take a break
take a breath
take a breather
take a bullet
take a chance
take a chill pill
take a crack at
take a dare
take a dim view of
take a dip
take a dive
take a firm stand (current term)
take a gamble
take a gander
take a grab
take a guess
take a hike
take a hint
take a hit
take a hop
take a joke
take a knee
take a knife to a gunfight
take a leaf out of someone's book
take a leak
take a licking

Literary usage of Take a firm stand

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

1. تفسير معاني القرآن الكريم باللغة Taqī al-Dīn Hilālī, ا& by Taqī al-Dīn Hilālī, الهلالي، تقي الدين, Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl Bukhārī, Ṭabar&# (1997)
"When you meet (an enemy) force take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allah much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful ..."

2. The Works of Orville Dewey, D.D.: With a Biographical Sketch by Orville Dewey (1883)
"They take a firm stand and a decided step. It is a serious interest, and they must attend to it. But religion ! — why it is somebody's notion ! ..."

3. The Congregational Quarterly by American Congregational Union, Joseph Sylvester Clark, American Congregational Association, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham (1875)
"In our view, there never was a period in our history when it was more important that we should take a firm stand doctrinally, than it is now. ..."

4. Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives by Australia Parliament (1902)
"If we do not take a firm stand, on this the first chance that we have had of dealing with the matter, this octopus will become so powerful that we shall not ..."

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