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decisive
used in
Candide
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decisive
Used in
Candide
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  • But that continual repetition of battles, so extremely like one another; those gods that are always active without doing anything decisive; that Helen who is the cause of the war, and who yet scarcely appears in the piece; that Troy, so long besieged without being taken; all these together caused me great weariness.  (not reviewed by editor)

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