stand firm


: to refuse to change a decision, position, etc.
The judge stood firm in her ruling.

Examples of stand firm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move prompted a separate group of actors to encourage the negotiating committee to stand firm. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 The church should stand firm in its doctrines on matters like sexuality and the sacredness of the eucharist, rather than watering down its dogma in hopes of fitting in with the outside world’s values. Ruth Graham Jamie Kelter Davis, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023 With the debate intensifying, some conservative groups who work to elect Republicans are also urging lawmakers to stand firm. Carl Hulse, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2023 One automaker could decide to raise wages, or decide to stand firm. WIRED, 1 Oct. 2023 So eternal polygamy, which the faith has not deep-sixed, will, according to church doctrine, stand firm in the celestial realm. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, one of the few Republicans to stand firm against Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud, was subpoenaed Thursday to testify in a hearing for one of Trump’s co-conspirators indicted in the Peach State. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2023 The exhortation that follows is to stand firm in faith, knowing that others in the world are dealing with similar suffering. Alison Miller, Washington Post, 9 July 2023 Amid these uncertainties, This American Life continues to stand firm. Vulture, 19 July 2023 See More

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“Stand firm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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