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resolve
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The Idiot
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  • He wanted Colia, but firmly resolved to leave the general behind.
  • He resolved therefore, to see it out, and to adopt the attitude of silent spectator, as most suited to his dignity.
  • However, a week later she received another letter from the same source, and at last resolved to speak.
  • "I felt sure you would think I had some object in view when I resolved to pay you this visit," the prince interrupted; "but I give you my word, beyond the pleasure of making your acquaintance I had no personal object whatever."
  • If I had not formed a final resolve, but had decided to wait until the last minute, I should not leave my room, or accept his invitation to come and die at Pavlofsk.
  • So that no logic, or logical deductions, had anything to do with my resolve;—it was simply a matter of disgust.
  • It may be that I have resolved to satisfy Mr. Burdovsky’s claim.
  • I have resolved to give him ten thousand roubles; that is about the sum which I calculate that Pavlicheff must have spent on me.
  • I felt resolved that he should speak first.
  • At the words "one can’t get rid of him," Colia was very angry, and nearly flew into a rage; but he resolved to be quiet for the time and show his resentment later.
  • I have said above that the determination needed by me for the accomplishment of my final resolve, came to hand not through any sequence of causes, but thanks to a certain strange circumstance which had perhaps no connection whatever with the matter at issue.
  • On scrutinizing him, the prince soon saw that the general was quite a different man from what he had been the day before; he looked like one who had come to some momentous resolve.
  • With this resolve firmly impressed upon her mind, she awoke next day; but during the morning, after her early lunch, she fell into a condition of remarkable inconsistency.
  • He seemed to have been born with overwrought nerves, and in his passionate desire to excel, he was often led to the brink of some rash step; and yet, having resolved upon such a step, when the moment arrived, he invariably proved too sensible to take it.

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  • She resolved to never drink again.
  • She never waivered in her resolve to attend a good college.

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