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decisive
used in
Atlas Shrugged
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decisive
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • We can never tell when one such issue may he decided and what may be the decisive factor in a delicate balance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He leaned forward across the desk, reluctant to end the interview and to end it so decisively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was on the same afternoon, at the mills, that he saw the Wet Nurse hurrying toward him-a gangling, coltish figure with a peculiar mixture of brusqueness, awkwardness and decisiveness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He spoke little, but when he did, it was to snap decisively, with a contemptuous grin, "Pipe down, Jimmy!" or, "Nuts, Wes, you're talking through your hat!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The rooms were bare and crudely simple, the house seemed built with the skill, the decisiveness and the impatience typical of Francisco; it looked like a frontiersman's shanty thrown together to serve as a mere springboard for a long flight into the future-a future where so great a field of activity lay waiting that no time could be wasted on the comfort of its start.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a decisive defeat
as in: a decisive decision maker
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