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decisive
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Great Expectations
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  • But Biddy said she was, and she said it decisively.
  • 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."

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  • I established with myself, on these occasions, the reputation of a first-rate man of business,—prompt, decisive, energetic, clear, cool-headed.
  • 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.

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as in: a decisive decision maker Define
characterized by making quick decisions and sticking by them
as in: a decisive defeat Define
determining an outcome; or ending question; or describing something as unmistakable
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