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Great Expectations
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  • But Biddy said she was, and she said it decisively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I established with myself, on these occasions, the reputation of a first-rate man of business,—prompt, decisive, energetic, clear, cool-headed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The sergeant, a decisive man, ordered that the sound should not be answered, but that the course should be changed, and that his men should make towards it "at the double."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We found a new set of people lingering outside, but Wemmick made a way among them by saying coolly yet decisively, "I tell you it's no use; he won't have a word to say to one of you;" and we soon got clear of them, and went on side by side.  (not reviewed by editor)

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