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Word: irresolute

Definition: uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution


Sentences Containing 'irresolute'

'And yet,' said I, 'I get so miserable and worried, and am so unsteady and irresolute in my power of assuring myself, that I know I must want--shall I call it--reliance, of some kind?'
'For God's sake, my dear Doctor,' said Mr. Wickfield again laying his irresolute hand upon the Doctor's arm, 'don't attach too much weight to any suspicions I may have entertained.'
But I stood irresolute; when looking at a clock in the corner, he exclaimed "I vum it's Sunday--you won't see that harpooneer to-night; he's come to anchor somewhere--come along then; DO come; WON'T ye come?"
From being irresolute and purposeless, his feet became animated by an intention, and, in the working out of that intention, they took him to the Doctor's door.
He has earned positive reviews for his portrayals of various individuals: a troubled teen in Gus Van Sant's "To Die For" (1995) co-starring with Nicole Kidman, a small-town troublemaker in Oliver Stone's "U Turn", "Inventing the Abbotts" (1997), the cruel Roman emperor Commodus in Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" (2000) in which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a conflicted priest in "Quills" (2000), a washed-up baseball player in M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" (2002), the irresolute husband of a superstar-skater in the widely panned "It's All About Love" (2003), the voice of Kenai in the Disney animated film, "Brother Bear", a lovestruck farmer in Shyamalan's "The Village" (2004), a disillusioned cameraman in Terry George's "Hotel Rwanda" (2004), and an heroic firefighter in "Ladder 49" (2004).
In contrast to Brand, with his iron will, Peer is will-less, insufficient, and irresolute.
``Well, in one of your late conversations with him, you said that I appeared to be forgetful and irresolute concerning this marriage, did you not?''

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