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Word: resolution

Definition: determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose


Sentences Containing 'resolution'

He was now a very energetic man indeed, with great firmness of purpose, strength of resolution, and vigor of action.
This favored the desperate resolution Charles Darnay had begun to make, that he would go to Paris.
As he walked to and fro with his resolution made, he considered that neither Lucie nor her father must know of it until he was gone.
Elizabeth would wonder, and probably would blame her; and though her resolution was not to be shaken, her feelings must be hurt by such a disapprobation.
Thoughtlessness, want of attention to other people's feelings, and want of resolution, will do the business.''
Your father would depend on your resolution and good conduct, I am sure.
From what I can collect, he left Derbyshire only one day after ourselves, and came to town with the resolution of hunting for them.
Consoled by this resolution, she was the better able to bear her husband's incivility; though it was very mortifying to know that her neighbors might all see Mr. Bingley, in consequence of it, before they did.
Each felt for the other, and of course for themselves; and their mother talked on, of her dislike of Mr. Darcy, and her resolution to be civil to him only as Mr. Bingley's friend, without being heard by either of them.
Her resolution was for a short time involuntarily kept by the approach of her sister, who joined her with a cheerful look, which showed her better satisfied with their visitors, than Elizabeth.
You are to understand, Miss Bennet, that I came here with the determined resolution of carrying my purpose; nor will I be dissuaded from it.
Very little was said by either; Kitty was too much afraid of him to talk; Elizabeth was secretly forming a desperate resolution; and perhaps he might be doing the same.
My resolution of thanking you for your kindness to Lydia had certainly great effect.
His singleness of purpose and resolution, and his elevated piety, endowed him, without his knowledge, with perennial youth.
``Before Mercedes should die,''replied Fernand, with the accents of unshaken resolution,``I would die myself!''
It was not want of courage that prevented her putting this resolution into execution; but her religious feelings came to her aid and saved her.
It was the last yearning for life contending with the resolution of despair; then his dungeon seemed less sombre, his prospects less desperate.
Another, older and less strong than he, had attempted what he had not had sufficient resolution to undertake, and had failed only because of an error in calculation.
During these hours of profound meditation, which to him had seemed only minutes, he had formed a fearful resolution, and bound himself to its fulfilment by a solemn oath.
He advanced towards the angle, and summoning all his resolution, attacked the ground with the pickaxe.
He had read in the countenances of Luigi and Teresa their steadfast resolution not to surrender him, and he drew from his pocket a purse full of gold, which he offered to them.
You might some time ago have looked upon this resolution as a vague project, but to day you see it was a reality, and you must submit to it under penalty of breaking your word.''
He has shown very great courage and resolution, for he exposed his own life to stop the horses that were running away with us, and would certainly have dashed the carriage to pieces.
When he learned my resolution, I shall never forget the reproachful look which he cast on me, and the tears of utter despair which chased each other down his lifeless cheeks.
The invalid's eye remained fixed, by which expression he intended to intimate that his resolution was unalterable.
``Nothing, sir; it is a resolution which my father has taken and I know he never alters his mind.
``However''``My resolution, sir, is unchangeable, but you have only to search for yourself and you will find, alas, but too many objects upon whom to exercise your benevolence.''
How great is the power of a woman who has made so courageous a resolution!
``This was our resolution; a cabriolet was in waiting at the gate, in which I intended to carry off Valentine to my sister's house, to marry her, and to wait respectfully M. de Villefort's pardon.''
It was evident from his pale face and knit brows that his resolution to revenge himself was growing weaker.
All these proofs of an energetic resolution, which Albert did not fear on his own account, alarmed him for his mother.
But, since our resolution is formed, let us act promptly.
It was not fatigue that stayed Andrea here; it was that he might form some resolution, adopt some plan.
Ten minutes after he raised his head; his resolution was made.
No, the sound of a bell, announcing a visitor, will but accelerate the resolution of one in Maximilian's situation, and then the bell would be followed by a louder noise.''
``My friend, my dear Maximilian, do not make a hasty resolution, I entreat you.''
His resolution not to sign lasted two days, after which he offered a million for some food.
The late resolution of the Quakers in Pennsylvania, to set at liberty all their negro slaves, may satisfy us that their number cannot be very great.
Had they made any considerable part of their property, such a resolution could never have been agreed to.
By a resolution of the house of commons, for example, it was declared, that when the
For such a resolution will free a man from all trouble, strife, dissembling, and ostentation.
And it is not out of a stout and peremptory resolution, that he saith it, but in mere love, and humble submission.
Ever maintain thine own purpose and resolution free from all compulsion and necessity.
If I had encouraged him, I should be false; if I had gratified him, I should have acted against my own better resolution and purpose.
They all embraced him, and he with tears embraced all of them, and left them filled with admiration not only at his remarks but at his firm and sensible resolution.
With resolution,' said my aunt, shaking her cap at me, and clenching her hand.
I made a resolution, therefore, to keep it in my own breast; and there it gave her image a new grace.
It was as well for his resolution, perhaps, for her pleading face was one which it was hard to resist.
A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP I did not allow my resolution, with respect to the Parliamentary Debates, to cool.
Does not this whole head seem to speak of an enormous practical resolution in facing death?

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