from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which stands firm, showing strength and resistance to change; something strongly rooted either physically or mentally.


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  • Our "standfast" was lifted as of Sunday, and Peace Corps drove those of us who were in Tashkent home (except for those flying out West).

    Safe And Sound...

  • We volunteers are on standfast right now which means we can´t travel outside of this area in Pantoja.

    Sunday September 7 Nice, cool rainy day

  • Fortunately, we were released the next morning, but were on standfast for the rest of the weekend – meaning we had to stay in site.

    Belizean' A New Trail

  • Needless to say, I am ok, and all volunteers have been place on “standfast”, which means to stay put, not to leave our present locations, and to be alert.


  • I'm glad to hear that they lifted standfast so quickly.

    Safe And Sound...

  • Dee says that standfast has been lifted for Peace Corps Uzbekistan.

    Safe And Sound...

  • The ability to standfast when everyone is screaming the sky is falling is a quality I cherish.

    Top Ten Reasons Miss Snark Loves You

  • People of standfast habit were always shy of this young person, because, having an acute brain and generous impulses, and being a New-Englander by birth, she had believed herself called to be a reformer, and had lectured in public last winter.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • But the vamp, in the long run, either dies or reveals herself in her true colours and the hero goes back to the standfast who has never relinquished her adoration for him.

    Does Life Exist After Marriage

  • All Peace Corps volunteers have been accounted for and are on standfast.

    The Guardian World News


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