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as in:  a New Year’s resolution

Her New Year’s resolution is to read deeply at least one hour a day.
  a firm decision to do something
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  • Her New Year’s resolution is to read deeply at least one hour a day.
  • Are you making any New Year’s resolutions this year?
  • When I lie down and close my eyes, I make a resolution.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • And he wept and implored me to change my resolution but in the end he said, ’To hear is to obey,’ and did all my will.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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  • Then, about a week before the exams were due to start, Harry’s new resolution not to interfere in anything that didn’t concern him was put to an unexpected test.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • —Glad I made the resolution, gladder that I kept to it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It was the Europe where Indar, after his time at the famous university, had suffered and tried to come to some resolution about his place in the world; where Nazruddin and his family had taken refuge; where hundreds of thousands of people like myself, from parts of the world like mine, had forced themselves in, to work and live.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • ’I — I don’t know,’ said Bobbie, angry with herself, but still clinging to that resolution of hers, not to see anything that Mother didn’t mean her to see.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • But the resolution was made only to be broken.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • We have failed to keep our resolutions;
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss

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  • It took all my courage to hold to the wise resolution of keeping her out of our grim task.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I am glad we made our resolution in time, as with such a feeling as this, our growing knowledge would be torture to her.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I had to give in, for Mina’s resolution was fixed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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Associated words [difficulty]:   resolution [3] , resolute [1] , resolve [1]
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