hold firmly

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answered the Saw-Horse, gruffly, and dashed away so suddenly that Tip had to gasp for breath and hold firmly to the post he had driven into the creature's neck.
While he devoted more and more of his time to the plantation itself, she took over the house and its multitudinous affairs; and she took hold firmly, in sailor fashion, revolutionizing the system and discipline.
And you hold firmly to the belief that adultery is wrong in all but the most exceptional circumstances.
The pen is shaped and designed with ridges at the point of grip to make them easier to hold firmly in wet and greasy work environments.
In view of these and other remarkable factors of unity, it is but natural for Muslims following the different schools of jurisprudence to close ranks in solidarity, especially in view of the divine commandment in the Holy Quran, "And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided.
Time was ripe for another bailout innings from Sammy, but the big willow-wielder, like the rest of his teammates, just could not cut loose, as India kept the choke hold firmly applied.
Nevertheless, given that there are already seven English-medium schools in Butetown and Grangetown, and no equivalent Welsh-medium school in these wards, we hold firmly to the belief that a clear injustice already exists.
She tried to ease herself into the balcony of the apartment below through the string to escape from her sponsor, but failed to hold firmly and fell," he said.
PM Mikati retorted that Israeli aggression would only push the Palestinians to hold firmly onto their legitimate rights.
The base is also located about two kilometers east of the Damascus-Aleppo highway, which the rebels now hold firmly a part of several kilometers.
BONUS WINNER: MRS P BEMBRIDGE, CHESTERFIELD, DERBYS ACROSS DOWN 1 Vegetable with tips and spears (9) 6 Daze (4) 7 Bob Marley's musical style (6) 9 Statuette (8) 11 Set free (8) 13 Overseas (6) 14 12-inch measure (4) 15 Abundant (9) 2 Plummet (6) 3 Channel island; capital St Peter Port (8) 4 Sad or despairing exhalation of breath (4) 5 Title held by the leader of the US (9) 6 Smother (9) 8 Annoy; vex (8) 10 Distant (3; 3) 12 Hold firmly (4) SOLUTION to Crossword Sunday, August 26 ACROSS 1 Taboo; 3 Shift; 6 Rile; 7 Maroon; 9 Heavenly; 12 Hornbeam; 15 Raisin; 16 Fair; 17 Poppy; 18 Judge.
We are summoned as the Presbyterian Church and individually to rediscover and to hold firmly to the gospel of the five solas