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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESOLUTELY

A moment's reflection, and she resolutely withdrew her hand.

"She couldn't make it, Garson," he declared coolly and resolutely.

Resolutely he suppressed his sympathy for the ghost of Comrade Verloc, and went on.

With a thought as quick, she folded it resolutely upon the other in her lap.

"You will sit there till you tell me," resolutely replied the lady.

Jacob was resolutely silent; he would not tell his father's name.

He resolutely dismissed the thought of food, however, and stuck to his position.

"I will never consent to let you go," Clement Austin answered, resolutely.

No,' I answered, resolutely; 'I am certain that she is incapable of any such baseness.

In short, she adhered as resolutely to her determination as ever.

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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