stand firm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stand firm refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
    • v stand firm stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    “Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “On the pinnacle of success man does not stand firm long.”


In literature:

The soldiers who are led by a coward cannot stand firm.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
We do not understand standing firm under fire.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Here, then, you must take a firm and watchful stand.
"The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons" by Ellice Hopkins
You stand so proud and firm upon your watch tower of virtue and judge so severely.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
Her world, her universe grew dark to her; she was driven from her firm stand.
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
The Persians seem to have had orders not to make, as yet, any firm stand.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
With this missionary view we stand firm.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889" by Various
Prop it with another, and it shall stand firm again.
"The Gamester (1753)" by Edward Moore
Mazzini stands firm as a rock.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The clouds drift by with the hours, Beth, but the blue sky stands firm throughout all time.
"Beth Woodburn" by Maud Petitt
Mother and I will stand by Hatton mill as firm as an anvil beaten upon.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
She alone stands firm on her foundation.
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
As he says of Landor, his sentences are cubes which will stand firm, place them how or where you will.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Within my knowledge this practice has been resorted to by firms of the highest standing.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
It has not changed much in my time, however, and I have no doubt it will still stand firm for those who are to follow.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
He makes no apologies, but stands firmly by his officers, who, when right, could always count upon his support in trouble.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
No; I shall stand firm, and take my chance, God helping me.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
By this time Sue had managed to stand up firmly on her feet, though she was very wet.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour" by Laura Lee Hope
If you are sure-footed and absolutely certain that you can stand firmly on the log without teetering or swaying when leaning over, do so.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
He had taken his stand firmly on the ideal, defying the utilitarian spirit of his time and country.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins

In poetry:

Firm on a rock he made me stand,
And taught my cheerful tongue
To praise the wonders of his hand,
In a new thankful song.
"Psalm 40 Part 1" by Isaac Watts
Firm as the earth thy gospel stands,
My Lord, my hope, my trust;
If I am found in Jesus' hands,
My soul can ne'er be lost.
"Hymn 138" by Isaac Watts
We stand in the ashes of ruins,
We are ready to fight the fight,
O, you whose feet are firm on the Rock,
Bring us the Light!
"Bring Us The Light" by John Oxenham
Our God! how firm his promise stands,
E'en when he hides his face;
He trusts in our Redeemer's hands
His glory and his grace.
"Hymn 40" by Isaac Watts
His mercy reigns through every land;
Proclaim his grace abroad;
For ever firm his truth shall stand
Praise ye the faithful God.
"Psalm 117" by Isaac Watts
``Firm stands my faith that they who sound
The depths of doubt Faith yet will save:
They are like children playing round
A still remembered mother's grave;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat.
Democrats need to stand firm against pressure from lobbyists.
Boise State stands firm with Big East.
How do I stand firm in what I know and stay open to those around me.
Stand firm against awful name for baby boy.
Mitt Romney stands next to Bill Bain at a 1983 10th anniversary party for the firm.
"We've taken a firm stand against these kinds of abuse, and the results speak for themselves".
"We've taken a firm stand against these kinds of abuse, and the results speak for themselves," said Lynch, who declined to discuss specifics of the case.
Stand firm against North Korea.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond stands firm on gang statements.
High Court Lets Telecom Firms' Wiretap Immunity Stand.
Activists Urge Sen Kerry To Stand Firm Against Benefit Cuts.
Richard Iannuzzi, president of New York State United Teachers, said he stands firmly behind the law - including the Jan 17 deadline set forth in it.
Stand firm against North Korea .
The winner of the 2010 New German Jazz Award, Allhoff stands firmly at the new dawn of modern jazz piano.