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Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina
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  • He has promised a decisive answer in a day or two.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He turned to Matvey and threw off his dressing-gown decisively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yes, driven back for a third time, but a decisive engagement expected for tomorrow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He writes that he can't make out quite what Alexey Alexandrovitch wants, but he won't go away without a decisive answer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They were speaking of the last telegram stating that the Turks had been for three days in succession beaten at all points and put to flight, and that tomorrow a decisive engagement was expected.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The greater number of the young women, who envied Anna and had long been weary of hearing her called virtuous, rejoiced at the fulfillment of their predictions, and were only waiting for a decisive turn in public opinion to fall upon her with all the weight of their scorn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She showed that alertness, that swiftness of reflection comes out in men before a battle, in conflict, in the dangerous and decisive moments of life—those moments when a man shows once and for all his value, and that all his past has not been wasted but has been a preparation for these moments.  (not reviewed by editor)

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