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English definition of “hold/stand fast”

hold/stand fast

to firmly remain in the same position or keep the same opinion : The rebels are standing fast and refuse to be defeated . He held fast to his principles .Strong-willed Grammar:Fast, quick or quickly?Fast and quick mean moving with great speed. Fast is both an adjective and an adverb. Quick is an adjective and the adverb form is quickly.
(Definition of hold/stand fast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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