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resolution
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David Copperfield
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  • With resolution,' said my aunt, shaking her cap at me, and clenching her hand.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I made a resolution, therefore, to keep it in my own breast; and there it gave her image a new grace.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I determined to make no resolutions until the expiration of those three months, but to try.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I summoned all the resolutions I had made, in all those many days and nights, and all those many conflicts of my heart.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was in my walk home that night, and in the sleepless hours which followed when I lay in bed, that the thought first occurred to me though I don't know how it came into my head which afterwards shaped itself into a settled resolution.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The carrier, seeing me in this resolution, proposed that my pockethandkerchief should be spread upon the horse's back to dry.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That condition was, that he should make a solemn resolution to grant no more loans of his name, or anything else, to Mr. Micawber.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He ceased to speak, and his hand upon the table rested there in perfect repose, with a resolution in it that might have conquered lions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Surely there are some ways in which I might begin life with hardly any outlay, and yet begin with a good hope of getting on by resolution and exertion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I brushed away the tears that my utmost resolution had not been able to keep back, and I made a clumsy laugh of it, and we sat down together, side by side.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I may augur, from the silence of my family, that they object to the resolution I have taken; but I should not allow myself to be swerved from the path of duty, Mr. Copperfield, even by my papa and mama, were they still living.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And Mr. Quinion, calling in Tipp the carman, who was a married man, and had a room to let, quartered me prospectively on him by our mutual consent, as he had every reason to think; for I said nothing, though my resolution was now taken.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As I parted hurriedly from the dear girl to whom I owed so much, and thought from what she had been saved, perhaps, that morning her better resolution notwithstanding I felt devoutly thankful for the miseries of my younger days which had brought me to the knowledge of Mr. Micawber.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Dear Agnes,' I said, 'it is presumptuous for me, who am so poor in all in which you are so rich goodness, resolution, all noble qualities to doubt or direct you; but you know how much I love you, and how much I owe you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'It was a gleam of light upon me, Trot,' said my aunt, drying her eyes, 'when I formed the resolution of being godmother to your sister Betsey Trotwood, who disappointed me; but, next to that, hardly anything would have given me greater pleasure, than to be godmother to that good young creature's baby!' Mr. Peggotty nodded his understanding of my aunt's feelings, but could not trust himself with any verbal reference to the subject of her commendation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She filled my heart with such good resolutions, strengthened my weakness so, by her example, so directed I know not how, she was too modest and gentle to advise me in many words the wandering ardour and unsettled purpose within me, that all the little good I have done, and all the harm I have forborne, I solemnly believe I may refer to her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER 38 A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP I did not allow my resolution, with respect to the Parliamentary Debates, to cool.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER 37 A LITTLE COLD WATER My new life had lasted for more than a week, and I was stronger than ever in those tremendous practical resolutions that I felt the crisis required.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER 13 THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION For anything I know, I may have had some wild idea of running all the way to Dover, when I gave up the pursuit of the young man with the donkey-cart, and started for Greenwich.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER 12 LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FORM A GREAT RESOLUTION In due time, Mr. Micawber's petition was ripe for hearing; and that gentleman was ordered to be discharged under the Act, to my great joy.  (not reviewed by editor)

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