Whether or not it would have stood fast, she never knew.
And if he stood fast, so would those around him, not just here in emergency, but throughout the entire hospital.
The governor has stood fast, saying both houses want to spend too much.
"Because I told my first mate to have the men stand fast."
Throughout any exchange, the boy is described as standing fast.
House negotiators have the public's security on their side and must stand fast.
But at least in their public posture, the Republican leadership was standing fast.
It stood fast in its bed of ice and stones.
The other two men stood fast for a moment, both looking at Modesty.
She knew it was time to run, escape and save herself, but Monica stood fast.
"You'll be out of here within a few days, unless the doctors really dig in their heels."
It would have been very easy for them to dig in their heels and walk away.
I decided to take a chance and dug in my heels.
"But this is one of those issues where we are just going to have to dig in our heels."
But if this kept up he was going to dig in his heels.
"They dug in their heels and want to keep the system as it is."
I developed a thick skin and dug in my heels.
She tried to dig in her heels but could not slow herself.
Toby dug in his heels a couple of feet away.
He dug in his heels and brought himself up violently.