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Great Expectations
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  • The effort of resolution necessary to the achievement of this purpose I found to be quite awful.
  • But long after that, and long after I had heard the clinking of the teacups and was quite ready, I wanted the resolution to go down stairs.

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  • The resolution I had made did not desert me, for, without uttering one vain word of appeal to him, I shouted out with all my might, and struggled with all my might.
  • As I cleared, Joe cleared, and it seemed as though he had sympathetically arrived at a resolution too.
  • When I got up in the morning, refreshed and stronger yet, I was full of my resolution to tell Joe all, without delay.
  • 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.
  • On this first occasion of his producing it, I recalled how he had made me swear fidelity in the churchyard long ago, and how he had described himself last night as always swearing to his resolutions in his solitude.

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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
as in: a dispute resolution fund Define
a solution or outcome
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