To stand one's ground

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To stand one's ground to keep the ground or station one has taken; to maintain one's position.
    • To stand one's ground to stand firm; to resist attack or encroachment.
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Usage

In literature:

They're squatting close down to the ground mostly; but there's one or two that stand up higher.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
In one of my former works I alluded to a phantasm with a pig's head I saw standing outside an old burial ground in Guilsborough, Northampton.
"Ghostly Phenomena" by Elliot O'Donnell
On the ground the seconds draw lots for where their men are to stand, it being of advantage to have sun and wind at one's back, or left rear.
"Automatic Pistol Shooting" by Walter Winans
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In poetry:

Now Rodney bow'd his face towards the ground,
Until his bosom this expression found:
"The humble subject of thy will I stand,
For thy request to me is a command,
The which to disobey 's the coward's task,
Mine is to do, fair one, and yours to ask.
"Saville In Trouble" by Albery Allson Whitman

In news:

I've spent a fair amount of time this week pondering what it means to stand one's ground.
Kelly Ducharme stands next to one of the disposal sections created for specific waste items within the RM of St Francois Xavier's nuisance grounds.
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