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11th Apr '16 1:06:23 PM towercurator
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* In ''Literature/VoidDomain'', the climax of book three ends up with two separate HoldTheLine events at the same time, perpetrated by two separate organizations, splitting the protagonists' attentions between the locations.
2nd Apr '16 9:16:28 AM Tron80
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* At several points in DragonBallZ the Z-fighters' strategy was basically "Hold out until Goku gets back." After meeting the Saiyans, everyone else realizes they have little chance of actually damaging the threats and basically decides to simply keep them occupied away from civilians while trying not to die themselves as long as possible.

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* At several points in DragonBallZ ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' the Z-fighters' strategy was basically "Hold out until Goku gets back." After meeting the Saiyans, everyone else realizes they have little chance of actually damaging the threats and basically decides to simply keep them occupied away from civilians while trying not to die themselves as long as possible.


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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', when [[spoiler:the army was invading [[HomeBase NERV]],]] Shinji ordered [[spoiler:his [[SpaceMarine Rubric Marines]]]] to hold the tunnels while he [[spoiler:rescued Misato.]]
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1st Apr '16 5:46:13 PM TechPriest90
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* {{VideoGame/Verdun}} is all about this. Justified, since you're fighting in trenches and the setting is WorldWarOne.
31st Mar '16 3:55:10 AM Orca1_9904
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* in ''[[Film/SeventyOne '71]]'' the soldiers have to hold back an angry mob while the police [[PoliceBrutality search houses for guns.]]

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* in In ''[[Film/SeventyOne '71]]'' the soldiers have to hold back an angry mob while the police [[PoliceBrutality search houses for guns.]]]]
* At the climax of ''Film/TearsOfTheSun'', a Navy [=SEAL=] team make a last stand against a far larger enemy force in a desperate attempt to buy time for a group of refugees to reach safety, the team leader [[Creator/BruceWillis Lt. A.K. Waters]] even invoking the trope by name.
20th Mar '16 3:10:12 PM uhema
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* Music/{{Beatles}}, "Revolution 9": "Hold that line! Block that kick!"
5th Mar '16 8:29:17 PM JM1982
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* The Mexican victory at Puebla on UsefulNotes/CincoDeMayo during France's invasion in the 1860s delayed the French advance on Mexico City for over a year. This gave Mexican President [[BadassNative Benito]] [[MagnificentBastard Juarez]] time to organize a GovernmentInExile and LaResistance before fleeing, it also prevented the French from linking up with the Confederates in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and gave the Union time to turn the tables on the Confederates.
31st Jan '16 3:12:51 PM Quanyails
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* This is the entire point of [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Five Nights at Freddy's.]]

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* %%* This is the entire point of [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Five Nights at Freddy's.]]''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''.
28th Jan '16 4:53:33 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The "Thin Red Line" at the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. The [[BadassArmy 93rd]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Highlander]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Regiment]] in a two-man deep firing line successfully routed a Russian cavalry charge, saving the vulnerable British camp in the process.

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* The "Thin Red Line" at the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. The [[BadassArmy 93rd]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Highlander]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Regiment]] in a two-man deep firing line successfully routed a Russian cavalry charge, saving the vulnerable British camp in the process. Something of a subversion, in that it only worked because the Russian commander saw the tiny defense force, concluded they were bait for an ambush, and ordered the withdrawal before his charge connected.
17th Jan '16 11:55:02 AM Perseus
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** ''JeanneDArc'' has several of these missions, such as defending the gates of orleans or keeping alive with no room for error.

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** ''JeanneDArc'' has several of these missions, such as defending the gates of orleans Orleans or keeping alive with no room for error.


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* All battles in ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' require the attacking side to complete the objective within a set turn limit, otherwise they lose. For the ones ''being'' attacked, playing defensively to wait out the timer can be an effective strategy.
4th Jan '16 4:20:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Toto}} Love isn't always on time. Woah, woah, woah.]]

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* [[{{Toto}} Love Music/{{Toto}}: "Love isn't always on time. Woah, woah, woah.]]"
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