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  • I resolved to go.
  • Therefore I resolved to put my hunk of bread and butter down the leg of my trousers.
  • Mr. Wopsle had been for going back, but Joe was resolved to see it out, so we went on with the party.
  • The Educational scheme or Course established by Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt may be resolved into the following synopsis.
  • —and resolved to make a full disclosure if I should see any such new occasion as a new chance of helping in the discovery of the assailant.
  • This changed the subject in an instant, and made us hurriedly resolve to go to the play.
  • As Drummle and Startop had each a boat, I resolved to set up mine, and to cut them both out.
  • On the whole, I resolved to leave the Avenger behind.
  • For this reason, I resolved to alight as soon as we touched the town, and put myself out of his hearing.
  • When we came to the river-side and sat down on the bank, with the water rippling at our feet, making it all more quiet than it would have been without that sound, I resolved that it was a good time and place for the admission of Biddy into my inner confidence.
  • Chapter XXX After well considering the matter while I was dressing at the Blue Boar in the morning, I resolved to tell my guardian that I doubted Orlick’s being the right sort of man to fill a post of trust at Miss Havisham’s.
  • Not to get up a mystery with these people, I resolved to announce in the morning that my uncle had unexpectedly come from the country.
  • Never had I breathed, and never would I breathe—or so I resolved —a word of Estella to Provis.
  • Having hardly any time for consideration,—my watch showing me that the coach started within half an hour,—I resolved to go.
  • Above all things, I resolved that I would not entreat him, and that I would die making some last poor resistance to him.
  • But, before we went to bed, I had resolved that I would wait over to-morrow,—to-morrow being Sunday,—and would begin my new course with the new week.
  • Mr. Pumblechook stood over me and poured out my tea—before I could touch the teapot—with the air of a benefactor who was resolved to be true to the last.
  • The theatre where Mr. Wopsle had achieved his questionable triumph was in that water-side neighborhood (it is nowhere now), and to that theatre I resolved to go.
  • Finding that the afternoon coach was gone, and finding that his uneasiness grew into positive alarm, as obstacles came in his way, he resolved to follow in a post-chaise.
  • At a certain Assembly Ball at Richmond (there used to be Assembly Balls at most places then), where Estella had outshone all other beauties, this blundering Drummle so hung about her, and with so much toleration on her part, that I resolved to speak to her concerning him.
  • I had no claim, and I finally resolved, and ever afterwards abided by the resolution, that my heart should never be sickened with the hopeless task of attempting to establish one.
  • One Sunday when Joe, greatly enjoying his pipe, had so plumed himself on being "most awful dull," that I had given him up for the day, I lay on the earthwork for some time with my chin on my hand, descrying traces of Miss Havisham and Estella all over the prospect, in the sky and in the water, until at last I resolved to mention a thought concerning them that had been much in my head.
  • My former chill crept over me again, but I was resolved not to speak yet, for it was quite consistent with his words that he might be set on to induce me to connect these references with Provis.
  • But it was by no means so plain to Mr. Provis (I resolved to call him by that name), who reserved his consent to Herbert’s participation until he should have seen him and formed a favorable judgment of his physiognomy.
  • It appeared to me that it would take time to become uncommon, under these circumstances: nevertheless, I resolved to try it, and that very evening Biddy entered on our special agreement, by imparting some information from her little catalogue of Prices, under the head of moist sugar, and lending me, to copy at home, a large old English D which she had imitated from the heading of some newspaper, and which I supposed, until she told me what it was, to be a design for a buckle.
  • But ever afterwards, I remembered,—and soon afterwards with stronger reason,—that while Estella looked at me merely with incredulous wonder, the spectral figure of Miss Havisham, her hand still covering her heart, seemed all resolved into a ghastly stare of pity and remorse.
  • Wild as my inward hurry was, and wonderful the force of the pictures that rushed by me instead of thoughts, I could yet clearly understand that, unless he had resolved that I was within a few moments of surely perishing out of all human knowledge, he would never have told me what he had told.

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  • She resolved to never drink again.
  • She never waivered in her resolve to attend a good college.

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