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resolution
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War and Peace
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  • Her face suddenly flushed with reckless and joyous resolution.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He's stupid, but he has experience, a quick eye, and resolution….  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have endorsed a resolution on your memorandum and sent it to the committee.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was answered by a voice which informed him of the resolution just arrived at.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Emperor's mild and handsome face was flushed and his eyes gleamed with resolution and anger.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My father then insisted on a delay of a year and now already six months, half of that period, have passed, and my resolution is firmer than ever.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It expressed the concentrated and happy resolution you see on the face of a man who on a hot day takes a final run before plunging into the water.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With a firm resolution not to betray herself and not show her agitation, she sent for Mademoiselle Bourienne and went with her to the drawing room.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They had evidently both formed the same resolution; the eyes of both shone with satisfaction and a confession that besides sorrow life also has joy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Boris made up his mind to avoid meeting Natasha, but despite that resolution he called again a few days later and began calling often and spending whole days at the Rostovs'.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He carried his resolution within himself in terror and haste, like something dreadful and alien to him, for, after the previous night's experience, he was afraid of losing it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nothing in life seemed to him of much importance, and under the influence of the depression that possessed him he valued neither his liberty nor his resolution to punish his wife.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The secretary was told to write down the resolution of the Moscow nobility and gentry, that they would furnish ten men, fully equipped, out of every thousand serfs, as the Smolensk gentry had done.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Though Nicholas Rostov had kept firmly to his resolution and was still serving modestly in an obscure regiment, spending comparatively little, the way of life at Otradnoe—Mitenka's management of affairs, in particular—was such that the debts inevitably increased every year.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You will be responsible if the enemy is able to direct a force of any size against Petersburg to threaten this capital in which it has not been possible to retain many troops; for with the army entrusted to you, and acting with resolution and energy, you have ample means to avert this fresh calamity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I shan't believe anyone, I know she doesn't like me," replied Natasha boldly as she took the letter, and her face expressed a cold and angry resolution that caused Marya Dmitrievna to look at her more intently and to frown.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To fresh questions as to the firmness of his resolution Pierre replied: "Yes, yes, I agree," and with a beaming, childlike smile, his fat chest uncovered, stepping unevenly and timidly in one slippered and one booted foot, he advanced, while Willarski held a sword to his bare chest.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nicholas said timidly, conscious at the sight of the weather, the hounds, and the huntsman that he was being carried away by that irresistible passion for sport which makes a man forget all his previous resolutions, as a lover forgets in the presence of his mistress.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Take me, now! I've got no strength left," he added, with sudden resolution turning to the sergeant major.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A thousand times during that month and a half while he felt himself drawn nearer and nearer to that dreadful abyss, Pierre said to himself: "What am I doing? I need resolution.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud—quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame—at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words: "Sire!" said he, "Your Majesty is at this moment signing the glory of the nation and the salvation…  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: Her resolution weakened.
as in: a New Year`s resolution
as in: a United Nations resolution
as in: a dispute resolution fund
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