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resolute
used in The Mill on the Floss

13 uses
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Definition firm in purpose or belief
  • Poor Tom bore his severe pain heroically, and was resolute in not "telling" of Mr. Poulter more than was unavoidable;
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- A Love-Scene (1% in)
resolute = firm in purpose
  • The resolute din, the unresting motion of the great stones, giving her a dim, delicious awe as at the presence of an uncontrollable force; the meal forever pouring, pouring; the fine white powder softening all surfaces, and making the very spidernets look like a faery lace-work; the sweet, pure scent of the meal,—all helped to make Maggie feel that the mill was a little world apart from her outside every-day life.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Tom Is Expected (39% in)
  • No man could feel more resolute till he got outside the yard gate, and a little way along the deep-rutted lane; but before he reached the next turning, which would take him out of sight of the dilapidated farm-buildings, he appeared to be smitten by some sudden thought.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (87% in)
  • Mr. Stelling was so broad-chested and resolute that he felt equal to anything; he would become celebrated by shaking the consciences of his hearers, and he would by and by edit a Greek play, and invent several new readings.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (14% in)
  • "One—two," said Tom, resolutely, though at "two" his wrist trembled a little.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (92% in)
  • And Tom was very unhappy; he felt the humiliation as well as the prospective hardships of his lot with all the keenness of a proud nature; and with all his resolute dutifulness toward his father there mingled an irrepressible indignation against him which gave misfortune the less endurable aspect of a wrong.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (3% in)
  • Bob paused, and then said, with defiant decision, as if resolutely turning his back on that paradisaic picture: "But I don't mind about it, not a chip!
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice…. (72% in)
  • While Bob was speaking he laid down the sovereign, and resolutely twisted up his bag again.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice…. (94% in)
  • For a week or two she went on resolutely enough, though with an occasional sinking of heart, as if she had set out toward the Promised Land alone, and found it a thirsty, trackless, uncertain journey.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (44% in)
  • "Well, perhaps it is," said Maggie, resolutely clearing away the clouds from her face with a bright smile, and throwing herself backward in her chair.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (20% in)
  • Philip was silent a few moments, and then said, in that high, feeble voice which with him indicated the resolute suppression of emotion,— "Is there no other alternative, Maggie?
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (27% in)
  • She took up her work and occupied herself resolutely, while Philip watched her, really in doubt whether she had anything more than this general allusion in her mind.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (39% in)
  • Meanwhile, Maggie sat at her stall cold and trembling, with that painful sensation in the eyes which comes from resolutely repressed tears.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (54% in)

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