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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.
  • 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.

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  • I need resolution.
  • I have endorsed a resolution on your memorandum and sent it to the committee.
  • 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.
  • He’s stupid, but he has experience, a quick eye, and resolution….
  • He was answered by a voice which informed him of the resolution just arrived at.
  • 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.
  • 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’.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • The Emperor’s mild and handsome face was flushed and his eyes gleamed with resolution and anger.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I’ve got no strength left," he added, with sudden resolution turning to the sergeant major.
  • 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…

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as in: a New Year's resolution Define
a firm decision to do something
as in: a United Nations resolution Define
a formal expression of opinion arrived at by a group vote
as in: Her resolution weakened. Define
determination
as in: a dispute resolution fund Define
a solution or outcome
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