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Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hold-fast

    A rope; also the order to the people aloft, when shaking out reefs, &c., to suspend the operation. In ship-building, it means a bolt going down through the rough tree rail, and the fore or after part of each stanchion.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hold-fast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hold-fast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hold-fast in a Sentence

  1. New Testament:

    Prove all things hold fast that which is good.

  2. Buddha:

    Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.

  3. Bible, New Testament, I Thessalonians:

    Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

  4. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on hold fast hold out. Patience is genius.

  5. Albert J. Beveridge:

    If liberty is worth keeping and free representative government worth saving, we must stand for all American fundamentals—not some, but all. All are woven into the great fabric of our national well-being. We cannot hold fast to some only, and abandon others that, for the moment, we find inconvenient. If one American fundamental is prostrated, others in the end will surely fall.

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