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resolution
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David Copperfield
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  • 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.

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  • 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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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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