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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • You seem fond of yours in speaking it so decisively, Gabriel Oak.
  • Bathsheba decisively turned to him.

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  • "Ay, that ’a is," said a second, decisively.
  • Rat-tat-tat-tat resounded more decisively from Bath-sheba’s oak.
  • Liddy assumed a smaller physiognomy, and shut her lips decisively.
  • It was a decisive proof that the door had not been opened at least since Troy came back to Weatherbury.
  • "I shall have no bailiff; I shall continue to be my own manager," she said decisively.
  • "We must ride after," said Gabriel, decisively.
  • When she got a little further round to the left, and drew nearer, Bathsheba could see the newcomer’s profile against the sunny sky, and knew the wavy sweep from forehead to chin, with neither angle nor decisive line anywhere about it, to be the familiar contour of Liddy Smallbury.

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as in: a decisive decision maker Define
characterized by making quick decisions and sticking by them
as in: a decisive defeat Define
determining an outcome; or ending question; or describing something as unmistakable
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