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decisive
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Crime and Punishment
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decisive
Used in
Crime and Punishment
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  • His decisive voice, his tone of conviction and his stern face made a great impression on everyone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "He loves no one and perhaps he never will," Razumihin declared decisively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Shall I go there or not?" thought Raskolnikov, standing in the middle of the thoroughfare at the cross-roads, and he looked about him, as though expecting from someone a decisive word.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To the decisive question as to what motive impelled him to the murder and the robbery, he answered very clearly with the coarsest frankness that the cause was his miserable position, his poverty and helplessness, and his desire to provide for his first steps in life by the help of the three thousand roubles he had reckoned on finding.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But why, he was always asking himself, why had such an important, such a decisive and at the same time such an absolutely chance meeting happened in the Hay Market (where he had moreover no reason to go) at the very hour, the very minute of his life when he was just in the very mood and in the very circumstances in which that meeting was able to exert the gravest and most decisive influence on his whole destiny?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But why, he was always asking himself, why had such an important, such a decisive and at the same time such an absolutely chance meeting happened in the Hay Market (where he had moreover no reason to go) at the very hour, the very minute of his life when he was just in the very mood and in the very circumstances in which that meeting was able to exert the gravest and most decisive influence on his whole destiny?  (not reviewed by editor)

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