remain firm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v remain firm hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
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  • 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.”


In literature:

He, and He alone, will never desert you; will remain firm and constant till the battle of life is over.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
I did not think it prudent to show him that I clearly saw his aim; but I resolved still to remain firm.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
There was apparently no firm footing for it, and it must have remained almost if not entirely under water.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
But we all remained firm, declaring that we could not embrace a religion in which we did not believe.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
My father and uncles encouraged the men to remain firm, and I did my best.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fore part of her, which was firmly wedged on the rocks, remained.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Emily had wept over it, but still remained firm in her resolution never to see me more.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
But he remained firm, and the people adopted his opinion.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Lawrence, however, remained firm.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
Do not be prevailed upon to go with him; remain upon that point firm as himself.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee

In poetry:

O Lamb of God, my soul's diseases heal!
My wounded conscience's firm pardon seal!
Deep in the grave let all my faults remain,
And let them never, never, rise again!
"An Earnest Prayer For Pardon Of Sins" by Rees Prichard
Here let thy clemency, Persephone, hold firm.
Do thou, Pluto, bring here no greater harshness.
So many thousandfair are gone down to Avernus,
Ye might let one remain above with us.
"Prayer For His Lady’s Life" by Ezra Pound
Thy throne remains forever firm,
And here, amidst the strife of men,
We find with joy a heavenly germ
Which shall re-stock this world again
With fruitful plants of righteousness,
If Thou, O God, but deign to bless.
"Father Of Universal Man" by Joseph Horatio Chant
When others have left us, we cherish the one
Who remains firm and faithful till vict'ry's won;
Though cold be the storm,
The heart is e'er warm
For the tried and true, who weave such a charm
Round the heart of him who receives.
"The Fringed Gentian" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Re "California remains a backwater" (Dan Walters, Nov 7): Dan Walters appears to have taken leave of his usually firm grip on political sense.
Brunswick remains the top financial PR firm for FTSE 100 clients, according to the Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide for the fourth quarter of 2012.
Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP on Thursday said the United States remained the world's best place to invest, citing low interest rates and the recovering housing market, as it reported a return to profitability in the third quarter.
Resch, CFO since 2002, will remain with the firm until a successor is found to ensure a smooth transition, Ms Grove said in a telephone interview.
The firm remains under the helm of general manager Rick Adams.
ATLANTA (AP) – Mark Richt insists his confidence in his Georgia players and assistants remains firm after a lopsided loss to South Carolina left the Bulldogs in a hole in the SEC East.
Six weeks after Sandy hit New York, lower Manhattan law firms that remain out of their offices are hoping to return by next month but are confronting the possibility it could take much longer.
Led by the cable industry's think-tank CableLabs, based in Louisville, CO, the new center expects to work with startups, established firms and universities on how to remain relevant in the era of online video.
Jones LLP, but it remains on the firm's building.
Holland area remains firmly Republican — with a few exceptions.
Brunswick remains the top financial PR firm for FTSE 100 clients, according to the Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide for the fourth quarter of 2012.
The consumer arm of Redleaf has become a separate operation, called Red Kite , while remaining part of the Redleaf group of firms.
A survey of IT executives by a recruitment firm shows the IT labor market is tighter than the overall market, but that women remain underrepresented in the ranks of IT workers, particularly in management positions.
The head of the fifth largest Farm Credit Association firm expects interest rates to remain low - at least for now.
The eyes of Texas, not to mention the entire nation, remain firmly planted on center Brittney Griner and the Baylor Bears.

In science:

The four large professional services firms based in the City of London support the statutory reporting and financial management of most of the UK’s larger companies. A larger number of smaller firms support the remaining large corporates and the next, smaller, tier of commerce.
The Importance and Criticality of Spreadsheets in the City of London