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decisive
used in
Sense and Sensibility
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decisive
Used in
Sense and Sensibility
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  • She was remarkably quick in the discovery of attachments, and had enjoyed the advantage of raising the blushes and the vanity of many a young lady by insinuations of her power over such a young man; and this kind of discernment enabled her soon after her arrival at Barton decisively to pronounce that Colonel Brandon was very much in love with Marianne Dashwood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Elinor, smiling at the grave and decisive importance of her brother's tone, calmly replied, "The lady, I suppose, has no choice in the affair.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a decisive defeat
as in: a decisive decision maker
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