Hold one's ground

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hold one's ground to stand firm
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grund; most prob. grund-en, pa.p. of grindan, and orig. meaning 'earth ground small;' cog. with Ger. grund, Ice. grunnr.

Usage

In literature:

That's all; and that holds no ground for your giving me an engagement ring, nor for me to take one and wear it.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He also knew that to hold one's ground, one must know when to shift.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Folks like you don't know what it costs to hold one's ground.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
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In science:

Given a normal logic program P and some I ∈ IP , we say that S ⊆ BP is a self-founded set (of P ) with respect to I if S ∪ I ∈ IP and each atom A ∈ S satisfies the following condition: There exists a clause A ← body in ground(P ) such that one of the following holds.
Towards a Systematic Account of Different Semantics for Logic Programs
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