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This indicates their resolute enmity to me, and as resolute favour to Solmes.

That he killed a mutineer is proof of his resolute adherence to discipline.

In spite of her weakness, she made a great effort and stood up, resolute and firm.

Up the hill came Tip, sure enough, with a firm, resolute step.

The two faced each other, cool, smiling, but resolute enemies.

He turned with a resolute air to Kitty who was washing the tea-dishes.

He knew that they were on his heels, and felt that they were resolute to run him to destruction.

But no, it could not be; she looked so calm, so resolute, and so patient!

"Oh, I'll see to that," Mr. Hardwick assured her with resolute confidence.

With a will resolute to overcome difficulties, Rome may however at last be reached.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "dissolved, of loose structure," also "morally lax," from Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere "untie, unfasten, loose, loosen" (see resolution). Meaning "determined, decided, absolute, final" is from c.1500, especially in resolute answer, a phrase "common in 16th c." [OED]. From 1530s of persons. The notion is of "breaking (something) into parts" as the way to arrive at the truth of it and thus make the final determination (cf. resolution). Related: Resolutely; resoluteness.

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