take a firm stand

  1. be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
    I must insist!
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How To Use take a firm stand In A Sentence

  • But against any perversive doctrine we must in all honesty take a firm stand. The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life
  • It is important for governments to take a firm stand against corruption and to protect both whistle-blowers and the media that report on corrupt practices in government.
  • ; Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act; Defense of Marriage Act, abandoning his pledge to consider offering asylum to Haitian refugees; backing away from his most high-profile campaign issue: health care; reneging on his promise to "take a firm stand" against the armed forces 'ban on gays and lesbians; the invasion of Somalia; increasing the Pentagon budget by $25 billion; firing Jocelyn Elders; dumping Lani Guinier; renewing the sanctions on Iraq; ignoring genocide in Rwanda; passing a crime bill that gave us more cops, more prisons, and 58 more offenses punishable by death; the passage of the salvage logging rider; continuation of the use of methyl bromide; weakening of the Endangered Species Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act; lowering of grazing fees on land; subsidizing Florida's sugar industry; reversing the ban on the production and importation of PCBs; allowing the export of Alaskan oil; the telecommunications bill; unconditional support for the Israeli war machine, and not pardoning Leonard Peltier. Will President Obama feel the pressure? (LOL)
  • As a community, I urge one and all to take a firm stand against vandalism of all kinds.
  • If firmness is preserved in dealing with those who are in variance in their conduct with the terms of the Charter, and if the nations speaking through the Security Council take a firm stand, based on principles and don't try to play the game of expediency, then I think we may be hopeful for the future. The Challenge We Face
  • The politically influential and increasingly vocal military is also likely to keep the pressure on the leadership to take a firm stand.
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