The carrier, seeing me in this resolution, proposed that my pockethandkerchief should be spread upon the horse’s back to dry.
With resolution,’ said my aunt, shaking her cap at me, and clenching her hand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I made a resolution, therefore, to keep it in my own breast; and there it gave her image a new grace.
That condition was, that he should make a solemn resolution to grant no more loans of his name, or anything else, to Mr. Micawber.
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CHAPTER 38 A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP I did not allow my resolution, with respect to the Parliamentary Debates, to cool.
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.
’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.
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.’
I determined to make no resolutions until the expiration of those three months, but to try.
I summoned all the resolutions I had made, in all those many days and nights, and all those many conflicts of my heart.
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.
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.
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.
’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!’
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