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decisive
Used In
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • To mark the paper was the decisive act.
  • It seemed to him that it was only now, when he had begun to be able to formulate his thoughts, that he had taken the decisive step.

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  • It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly.
  • All three powers merely continue to produce atomic bombs and store them up against the decisive opportunity which they all believe will come sooner or later.
  • To understand the nature of the present war — for in spite of the regrouping which occurs every few years, it is always the same war — one must realize in the first place that it is impossible for it to be decisive.

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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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