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1Remain tightly secured.‘the door held fast, obviously locked’
- ‘He turned back to the door and pressed the bar, but it held fast.’
- ‘The barrier held fast against the attack.’
- ‘The door holds fast for just a moment before giving, groaning its displeasure at the shabby treatment it has recently received.’
- ‘He tried prying open the trunk, but the lock held fast, and he only succeeded in bending the lid slightly.’
- ‘The chain around my neck held fast.’
- 1.1Continue to believe in or adhere to an idea or principle.‘it is important that we hold fast to the policies’
- ‘More than 10 years down the track, I hold fast to that maxim.’
- ‘On the other hand, faith changes those who hold fast to their beliefs.’
- ‘How many of us still hold fast to our early political ideals?’
- ‘Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears.’
- ‘We hold fast to our commitment to be better dads than our own.’
- ‘I hold fast to my faith and my practices, but have to be flexible.’
- ‘The government doesn't need to hold fast to its original plan in the face of such fierce opposition.’
- ‘He held fast to his love of God and remained ever positive.’
- ‘I, for one, try to hold fast to the Bible and it's principles.’
- ‘Compassionate conservatives need to hold fast to this optimistic message.’
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