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  • as inunbending
  • as inremain
  • as instay
  • as inhold the line

synonyms for hold the fort

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

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  • flexible
  • soft
  • yielding
  • bending
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • relaxed
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    How to use hold the fort 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
    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    After an eight weeks' siege, a breach having been made, the city surrendered, and a month later the fort followed the example.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    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
    The Mexican artillery soon laid a part of the fort in ruins.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    They soon retired, however, as the Fort was in danger of being attacked from another side.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
    He had been wont to do this on other occasions, because the enemy with nine ships was within sight of the fort.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
    He was well set in the form of a man now, the months since his imprisonment having brought him much to fasten upon and hold.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO HOLD THE FORT

    • block
    • check
    • hang on
    • hinder
    • hold the fort
    • keep at bay
    • obstruct
    • stop
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