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  • perform without fail what you resolve.
  • This was resented by the Godfreys; we differ’d, and they removed, leaving me the whole house, and I resolved to take no more inmates.
  • Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • My father’s little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that, at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way since it was now resolved I should not be a clergyman.
  • [15] The many unanimous resolves of the Assembly— what date?
  • The Moravian happen’d not to please his colleagues, and on his death they resolved to have no other of that sect.
  • I commiserated their case, and resolved to endeavor procuring them some relief.
  • This deliverance impressed me strongly with the utility of light-houses, and made me resolve to encourage the building more of them in America, if I should live to return there.
  • I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me, I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold.
  • My friends, too, of the Assembly, pressing me by their letters to be, if possible, at the meeting, and my three intended forts being now compleated, and the inhabitants contented to remain on their farms under that protection, I resolved to return; the more willingly, as a New England officer, Colonel Clapham, experienced in Indian war, being on a visit to our establishment, consented to accept the command.

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  • She resolved to never drink again.
  • She never waivered in her resolve to attend a good college.

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