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resolute
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Babbitt
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  • for however resolute he might be at dawn, he could not, for a single evening, check his drift.
  • He was able to get through the other crises of dressing with comparative resoluteness and calm.
  • But Frink went on resolutely, "You take and save the shells from peas, and pour six gallons of water on a bushel of shells and boil the mixture till—"
  • Orville Jones announced, "Say, I heard a Good One the other day about a coupla Swedes and their wives," and, in the best Jewish accent, he resolutely carried the Good One to a slightly disinfected ending.
  • With no Vergil Gunches before whom to set his face in resolute optimism, he beheld, and half admitted that he beheld, his way of life as incredibly mechanical.
  • CHAPTER X No apartment-house in Zenith had more resolutely experimented in condensation than the Revelstoke Arms, in which Paul and Zilla Riesling had a flat.
  • If for public appearances Zilla was over-coiffed, over-painted, and resolutely corseted, for private misery she wore a filthy blue dressing-gown and torn stockings thrust into streaky pink satin mules.
  • In the tender darkness, with the clamor in the house behind them, he resolutely took her hand.
  • He resolutely put his hands behind him.
  • They were large, resolute, big-jawed men, and they were all high lords in the land of Zenith—Dr. Dilling the surgeon, Charles McKelvey the contractor, and, most dismaying of all, the white-bearded Colonel Rutherford Snow, owner of the Advocate-Times.
  • When he had stayed away from her for five days, hourly taking pride in his resoluteness and hourly picturing how greatly Tanis must miss him, Miss McGoun reported, "Mrs.

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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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