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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Poor Tom bore his severe pain heroically, and was resolute in not "telling" of Mr. Poulter more than was unavoidable;
  • Mr. Stelling was so broad-chested and resolute that he felt equal to anything; he would become celebrated by shaking the consciences of his hearers, and he would by and by edit a Greek play, and invent several new readings.
  • "One—two," said Tom, resolutely, though at "two" his wrist trembled a little.
  • While Bob was speaking he laid down the sovereign, and resolutely twisted up his bag again.
  • No man could feel more resolute till he got outside the yard gate, and a little way along the deep-rutted lane; but before he reached the next turning, which would take him out of sight of the dilapidated farm-buildings, he appeared to be smitten by some sudden thought.
  • For a week or two she went on resolutely enough, though with an occasional sinking of heart, as if she had set out toward the Promised Land alone, and found it a thirsty, trackless, uncertain journey.
  • "Well, perhaps it is," said Maggie, resolutely clearing away the clouds from her face with a bright smile, and throwing herself backward in her chair.
  • Meanwhile, Maggie sat at her stall cold and trembling, with that painful sensation in the eyes which comes from resolutely repressed tears.
  • She took up her work and occupied herself resolutely, while Philip watched her, really in doubt whether she had anything more than this general allusion in her mind.
  • The resolute din, the unresting motion of the great stones, giving her a dim, delicious awe as at the presence of an uncontrollable force; the meal forever pouring, pouring; the fine white powder softening all surfaces, and making the very spidernets look like a faery lace-work; the sweet, pure scent of the meal,—all helped to make Maggie feel that the mill was a little world apart from her outside every-day life.
  • And Tom was very unhappy; he felt the humiliation as well as the prospective hardships of his lot with all the keenness of a proud nature; and with all his resolute dutifulness toward his father there mingled an irrepressible indignation against him which gave misfortune the less endurable aspect of a wrong.
  • Bob paused, and then said, with defiant decision, as if resolutely turning his back on that paradisaic picture: "But I don’t mind about it, not a chip!
  • Philip was silent a few moments, and then said, in that high, feeble voice which with him indicated the resolute suppression of emotion,— "Is there no other alternative, Maggie?

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  • She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
  • She has a resolute and unshakeable faith in his character.

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