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hold ones ground

See definition of hold ones ground on Dictionary.com
  • as inunbending
  • as inwithstand
  • as inhold one's ground

synonyms for hold ones ground

  • crisp
  • firm
  • obstinate
  • reserved
  • aloof
  • distant
  • do-or-die
  • dug in
  • formal
  • hard as nails
  • hard-line
  • hold one's ground
  • hold the fort
  • hold the line
  • incompliant
  • inelastic
  • inexorable
  • inflexible
  • intractable
  • locked-in
  • obdurate
  • relentless
  • resolute
  • set in stone
  • severe
  • single-minded
  • standing one's ground
  • standing pat
  • sticking to one's guns
  • stiff
  • strict
  • stubborn
  • uncompromising
  • unflexible
  • unrelenting
  • unswayable
  • unyielding
  • uptight
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antonyms for hold ones ground

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  • flexible
  • soft
  • yielding
  • bending
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • relaxed
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    How to use hold ones ground in a sentence

    Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    Entrez donc, 'tis the work of one of your compatriots; and here, though a heretic, you may consider yourself on English ground.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
    Then the enemy's howitzers and field guns had it all their own way, forcing attack to yield a lot of ground.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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