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resolution
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Frankenstein
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  • My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed.
  • Yet do not suppose, because I complain a little or because I can conceive a consolation for my toils which I may never know, that I am wavering in my resolutions.

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  • There only remained a resolution to return to my ancient studies and to devote myself to a science for which I believed myself to possess a natural talent.
  • I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
  • With this resolution I traversed the northern highlands and fixed on one of the remotest of the Orkneys as the scene of my labours.
  • I have declared my resolution to you, and I am no coward to bend beneath words.
  • My first resolution was to quit Geneva forever; my country, which, when I was happy and beloved, was dear to me, now, in my adversity, became hateful.
  • At length I gathered resolution to address him in a pause of the tempest of his passion.
  • My manner as I thus addressed him was impressive but calm; I had formed in my own heart a resolution to pursue my destroyer to death, and this purpose quieted my agony and for an interval reconciled me to life.
  • Even the sailors feel the power of his eloquence; when he speaks, they no longer despair; he rouses their energies, and while they hear his voice they believe these vast mountains of ice are mole-hills which will vanish before the resolutions of man.

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as in: a New Year's resolution Define
a firm decision to do something
as in: a United Nations resolution Define
a formal expression of opinion arrived at by a group vote
as in: Her resolution weakened. Define
determination
as in: a dispute resolution fund Define
a solution or outcome
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