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resolution
as in:  Her resolution weakened.


She ran each mile of the marathon with increasing resolution.
  determination
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  • She ran each mile of the marathon with increasing resolution.
  • Through many years and hardships, her resolution to serve the poor never wavered.
  • —Only resolution and habit can let me make an entry tonight.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I should hang ten thousand that dared to rise against the law, and an ocean of salt tears could not melt the resolution of the statutes.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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  • I don’t know where I even got this rush of resolution.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter. No argument must lead you astray.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • But I know many tricks and I have resolution.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • ...to act with resolution,
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • At one time you take pleasure in a sort of perverse self-denial, and at another you have not resolution to resist a thing that you know to be wrong.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • All the resolution has gone out of his dear eyes, and that quiet dignity which I told you was in his face has vanished.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • PARRIS, with resolution now: Betty!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • [Van Helsing] is a philosopher and a metaphysician, and one of the most advanced scientists of his day, and he has, I believe, an absolutely open mind. This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, and indomitable resolution, self-command, and...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She looked at me so appealingly, and at the same time manifested such courage and resolution in her bearing, that I gave in at once to her wishes.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • That mighty brain and that iron resolution went with him to his grave, and are even now arrayed against us.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • ...the shadow of dread seemed to slip from us like a robe, and the occasion of our coming lost something of its grim significance, though we did not slacken a whit in our resolution.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Even in his sleep he is intense with resolution.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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Associated words [difficulty]:   resolution [3] , resolute [1] , resolve [1]
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