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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Maggie was hardly conscious of having said or done anything decisive.
  • But close upon that decisive act, her mind recoiled; and the sense of contradiction with her past self in her moments of strength and clearness came upon her like a pang of conscious degradation.

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  • He himself wanted a daily governess for his younger children; and though he had hesitated in the first instance to offer this position to Maggie, the resolution to protest with the utmost force of his personal and priestly character against her being crushed and driven away by slander, was now decisive.

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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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