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standfast

[stand-fast, -fahst]
noun
  1. a rigid or unyielding position.
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Origin of standfast

First recorded in 1710–20; noun use of verb phrase stand fast
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Examples from the Web for standfast

Historical Examples

  • Especially the deathbed, if I must so call it, of Mr. Standfast.

    Bunyan Characters (Second Series)

    Alexander Whyte

  • Well, Standfast was much given to musing, just as David was.

  • “Well, as I was coming along I was musing with myself,” said Standfast.

  • Standfast was the last of the pilgrims to go over the river.

  • It was reprinted in Bristol in 1764, "for Mr. Standfast Smith, apothecary, great-grandson of the author."