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  • "I have to see Neferet," I said resolutely and stood up, surprised at how steady my knees had become.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose
  • He has directly challenged the authority of the government, and future discipline depends upon a resolute reply to this challenge.   (source)
    resolute = firm
  • He walked resolutely to the door and flung it wide open.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose
  • HAMLET moves resolutely towards one wing.   (source)
  • We should turn resolutely towards Nature.   (source)
    resolutely = firm in purpose
  • [He makes resolutely for the door]   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose
  • "You mustn't sell Green Gables," said Anne resolutely.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose or belief
  • He took all manner of risks, resolutely thrusting his little weazened face into the frost and struggling on from dim dawn to dark.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose
  • His sister was a tall, strong girl, and she walked rapidly and resolutely, as if she knew exactly where she was going and what she was going to do next.   (source)
  • A vigorous, resolute Church Reader ... was reading something in a loud voice with an expression that precluded any contradiction.   (source)
    resolute = firm in belief
  • So, resolutely turning her back upon the house, she set out once more down the path, determined to keep straight on till she got to the hill.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose or belief
  • Let your courage be roused by the battle to come; forget death and follow me, a man resolute in action, but one who is not foolhardy.   (source)
    resolute = firm in purpose and belief
  • Better to stand resolute and proud.†   (source)
  • Please know we have asked Jack if he felt any undue pressure about any of this, and the answer was a resolute "no."†   (source)
  • In one she's resolutely scowling, in another she must have moved her head so that her face is a blur, like a pigeon smashing into glass.†   (source)
  • Claude stood behind and between them, and the resolute expression on his face lifted.†   (source)
  • "I agree," Ye said, softly, but resolutely.†   (source)
  • Nonetheless, with a resolute glance at the time, much as a seasoned sea captain when setting out on an extended journey will log the exact hour he sets sail from port, the Count plowed once again into the waves of the first meditation: "By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End."†   (source)
  • Her chin stayed resolutely down, concealing her face.†   (source)
  • They are holding hands, wearing resolute expressions, and occasionally laughing.†   (source)
  • "We must trust in the Almighty," Martha said resolutely.†   (source)
  • That morning the horizon might curve one way, my lips resolutely curved the other, in a smile.†   (source)
  • "He'll be fine, and those babies will be fine," said Mother Smith resolutely as she patted Joseph's arm.†   (source)
  • The Teacher was resolute.†   (source)
  • Scarlett walked up the hill towards the bus-stop and the graveyard, and did not, resolutely did not, look back.†   (source)
  • Will just looked grim-faced and resolute.†   (source)
  • Resolutely, Luke stuck his fork in the pile of scrambled eggs on his plate and took a bite.†   (source)
  • They shook hands resolutely.†   (source)
  • But after Lydia died, Germaine refused to read aloud to my grandmother; Germaine was convinced that her reading aloud to Lydia had either killed Lydia or hastened her death, and Germaine was resolute in not wanting to murder Grandmother in a similar fashion.†   (source)
  • I repeated Chairman Mao's quotation, "Be resolute, fear no sacrifice, and surmount every difficulty to win victory."†   (source)
  • Vivian's resolute unsentimentality is a stance Molly understands only too well.†   (source)
  • "Go away," came her resolute answer.†   (source)
  • Hugh seemed taken aback for a moment but then turned and gave me a resolute handshake.†   (source)
  • She felt weak and light-headed, yet strangely resolute, as if a great weight had lifted from her.†   (source)
  • He jacked himself up to his feet and stood resolutely facing the opposite direction.†   (source)
  • Her resolute answer to his grumbling was, "After all, Anne is not an ex-soldier!"†   (source)
  • "Don't call me that, either," I say resolutely.†   (source)
  • Resolutely I stared at the television.†   (source)
  • "They'll have to," Violet said resolutely, a word which here means "as if she believed it, even though she wasn't so sure," and she led her siblings toward the shack.†   (source)
  • But anyhow there was uplift, and indeed it was observable, both in the resolute set of their faces and in the gratification that shone in their eyes.†   (source)
  • That is good, for only the resolute find their identity, but I cannot help you with this.†   (source)
  • Lilies upon the surface, deep below Two wistful faces craving each for each, Resolute and reluctant without speech:— A sudden ripple made the faces flow, One moment joined, to vanish out of reach: So those hearts joined, and ah were parted so.†   (source)
  • I feel strong and resolute.†   (source)
  • "I'll go to college," he said resolutely.†   (source)
  • Uncle Enzo holding up one hand to stop an Uzi-toting Hispanic scumbag; behind him stands a pan-ethnic phalanx of kids and grannies, resolutely gripping baseball bats and frying pans.†   (source)
  • On the surface, Mikhail Gorbachev seemed an odd choice to address a group so resolutely opposed to labor unions, minimum wages, and workplace safety rules.†   (source)
  • This was an ancient dirge all the more impressive for its resolute monotony.†   (source)
  • "Just trying to attract attention," Baby Kochamma said and resolutely refused to have her attention attracted.†   (source)
  • She was aware of Luke watching them from the window, but she shut her eyes resolutely and buried her face against Jace's shoulder.†   (source)
  • What those revolutionaries did they did wholeheartedly, resolutely, regardless of conscience, morality or custom.†   (source)
  • "And I would still help them if I could," she told him resolutely.†   (source)
  • She reminded him that the weak would never enter the kingdom of love, which is a harsh and ungenerous kingdom, and that women give themselves only to men of resolute spirit, who provide the security they need in order to face life.†   (source)
  • I turned my back toward the door resolutely, and scanned the darkened room for Alice.†   (source)
  • She went resolutely over to the boat and pushed it into the water.†   (source)
  • "Never," I said, and hung up with a resolute click.†   (source)
  • It took some time for the singers to come off their level of exaltation, but the minister stood resolute until the song unwound like a child's playtoy and lay quieted in the aisles.†   (source)
  • Calpurnia, resolutely chewing on a sweetgum stick, looked down at Jean Louise.†   (source)
  • She paused and now looked him resolutely in the eye.†   (source)
  • Alex had been single for so long; she was practical, resolute, and set in her ways (oh, who was she kidding'those were all just euphemisms for what she really was: stubborn)-she would have guessed that this sudden attack on her privacy would be unnerving.†   (source)
  • Whenever I found it necessary to deal with him in any way, to speak to him, to look at him, to even think about him, my decision was resolute.†   (source)
  • Tatane's sneering speech made us all more resolute.†   (source)
  • Milo thought for just a moment and then, with a resolute "I shall," volunteered to go.†   (source)
  • Her face was set, resolute, focused and determined like Paul when he played music, setting himself against David's world and seeking another place.†   (source)
  • Although he had spoken resolutely in front of the others, he knew only too well how little hope there was of saving the warren from the Efrafans.†   (source)
  • I shake my head resolutely.†   (source)
  • By noon every nerve in Johnnie's body quivered with excitement and overstrain; yet when Mandy came for her at the dinner hour she showed her a face still resolute, and asked that a snack be brought her to the mill.†   (source)
  • This did not come about because Stetson Kennedy was courageous or resolute or unflappable, even though he was all of these.†   (source)
  • They talked for several hours, Roy Suggs resolutely spitting tobacco on the floor.†   (source)
  • Fished out, he unzipped his camera—a bulky and durable Speed Graphic—from its waterproof bag, and clicked off a shot of Forrestal and Smith looking resolutely toward the beach.†   (source)
  • "We will not be able to change back," said Seti, the eldest, his posture resolute.†   (source)
  • With a half-smile, she said, "I'm gonna make you pay if this blows any chance of getting my memoirs in print by forty" Through the sarcasm, I saw a look flare up in Jill Bernhardt's eyes, the same resolute look I had seen when she was spinning.†   (source)
  • I had it, and with it a supremely resolute anger.†   (source)
  • She was about forty-five years old then, and her splendid breeding and distant Moorish ancestors kept her looking fit and polished, with black, silky hair and a single white lock on her forehead, a strong and slender body and the resolute step of the healthy.†   (source)
  • Their pace quickened, and he felt as though he were flying along with his feet off the ground as they trotted in resolute cadence up the wide marble staircase to the upper landing, where still two more inscrutable military policemen with hard faces were waiting to lead them all at an even faster pace down the long, cantilevered balcony overhanging the immense lobby.†   (source)
  • Resolute.†   (source)
  • Cedric lies there with a dazed smile while mother and daughter turn resolute and industrious, with Barbara heaving the suitcase up onto the foot of the bed.†   (source)
  • I look down at my plate and resolutely take another forkful of curry.†   (source)
  • The apparition was painfully thin, swaying, but resolute, and it seemed a miracle that it was capable of speech, when it said in a voice heavy with fatigue and sadness: "I desire to begin the time of discernment, the time of listening to God as He speaks in and through the Community.†   (source)
  • Each man knows his place, and is resolute to execute his duty [he continued].†   (source)
  • Doña Zaida, once a formidable matriarch who ruled her eight sons by a resolute jealousy, spent long afternoons watching novelas on television and perfuming her thickening wrists.†   (source)
  • My parents walked out of her office, shocked and a bit numb, but resolute in what course they would take.†   (source)
  • "Assolutamente!" declared the Italian beauty, her dark eyes fierce and resolute.†   (source)
  • Kennedy was indecisive at a time when he should have been resolute.†   (source)
  • She turned resolutely and left the vault, to take the train for Washington.†   (source)
  • But one band, holding together in a black wedge, drove forward resolutely in the direction of the forest.†   (source)
  • He gave me a look that linked us as spiritual allies, resolute desperadoes in headlong flight from the false and sinister veneer of Charleston.†   (source)
  • Our headmistress is resolute.†   (source)
  • Now, throughout Canterbury, Prudence Crandall was known as a stubborn woman, principled and resolute in her ways.†   (source)
  • Since we can never be sure, we have to try to be charitable and open to persuasion that we may, after all, have been in the wrong, and at the same time we have to be resolute and energetic in what we do, in order to be effective.†   (source)
  • What I dread most is the feeling that might come out in him on his return, the expression of self-loss and self-doubt on a face that I have known as almost unblemished, resolute, magically unweathered by strife and time.†   (source)
  • I'll fight well, I'll try to stay alive, and I'll concentrate on the former rather than on the latter, because the best way to stay alive is to be resolute and to risk.†   (source)
  • But absolutely, unconditionally, resolutely nothing ordinary.†   (source)
  • She's keeping her gaze resolutely on the pages of the book she's reading.†   (source)
  • Cassius shook his head, resolute in his decision to protect Bryn Shander.†   (source)
  • At this point the patient and his family would inevitably plead with Dr. Mansour to prescribe another drug for them, so he would take the prescription sheet, resolutely cross out the first medication and then write in another (which usually was no different from the first).†   (source)
  • HE GRUMBLE OF GABRIEL'S Si; V disturbed the resolute quiet of Narkiss Street.†   (source)
  • Even if a resolute and unusually stout-hearted team of painters had been able to deal with the bookcases, the walls themselves, directly behind them, might well have made any self-respecting artisan turn in his union card.†   (source)
  • Free at last to begin our takeoff run, the aircraft confounded its pilot by resolutely refusing to become airborne.†   (source)
  • Resolute, Helen rinsed more broccoli.†   (source)
  • Its beak pointed resolutely northeast.†   (source)
  • The shading of her words brought some reassurance, but of a fragile and anemic sort; it bespoke loyalty and a kind of lovingness and a desire—even a resolute desire—to maintain old ties.†   (source)
  • ANNIE [RESOLUTELY]: Oh, you should have seen me when I left Boston.†   (source)
  • But, much more important than the purpose of carving away the fat quickly and saving the government the training costs of those who would never cut it, was the prime purpose of making as sure as was humanly possible that no cap trooper ever climbed into a capsule for a combat drop unless he was prepared for it — fit, resolute, disciplined, and skilled.†   (source)
  • But Yudhisthira was resolute and would not enter heaven without his dog.†   (source)
  • Komarovsky gripped the oak railing until it hurt his hand, shut his eyes a moment, then turned back resolutely and went down.†   (source)
  • Her face looked very far away, and resolute.†   (source)
  • He retired there and presently came back to work, weaker than ever now, more resolute to finish the job that day.†   (source)
  • He spoke resolutely.†   (source)
  • He went back to his study, and this time attacked his work resolutely.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose
  • Her hatred of the town turned resolute as she pushed open the door.   (source)
    resolute = firm in belief
  • for however resolute he might be at dawn, he could not, for a single evening, check his drift.   (source)
    resolute = firm in purpose
  • She entered the room with resolute steps.   (source)
  • ...resolute to struggle ... with a dying man.   (source)
  • As soon as I remembered I was not defenceless, courage glowed again in my heart and I set my face resolutely for this man of the island and walked briskly towards him.   (source)
    resolutely = with firm purpose or belief
  • Poor Tom bore his severe pain heroically, and was resolute in not "telling" of Mr. Poulter more than was unavoidable;   (source)
    resolute = firm in purpose
  • Murtagh shrugged, then stared forward resolutely.†   (source)
  • She resolutely fed a new sheet of paper into her typewriter and began to type.†   (source)
  • If we just march on resolutely, we are bound to succeed.†   (source)
  • Resolutely she dashed a tear from her eye while I flailed about for something to say.†   (source)
  • He went resolutely into his office and took down the first binder from the police investigation.†   (source)
  • Harry nodded, his eyes fixed resolutely on the spider now climbing Dumbledore's hat.†   (source)
  • "But I do not hope," he said resolutely.†   (source)
  • "You can let me worry about that," he replied resolutely.†   (source)
  • What's more, they are detrimental to the revolution, so we must oppose them resolutely."†   (source)
  • Jocelyn resolutely ignored the quick skip of her heart.†   (source)
  • But then he shook his head resolutely and pushed the lies away.†   (source)
  • I located the wolf tracks and resolutely set out upon the trail.†   (source)
  • Looking at them, not at me, he said resolutely, "Yes, sir, I swear it."†   (source)
  • It's for the best," Theresa said resolutely when she finished.†   (source)
  • She set her trembling lip and went over her plans resolutely, methodically.†   (source)
  • "They can if they have to!" snapped Chalmers, marching resolutely to the door.†   (source)
  • Resolutely, I stared, patting the concealer on the sapphire Marks that told the world what I was.†   (source)
  • You're going to eat every bite," he told me resolutely.†   (source)
  • "I'm having fun," he answers resolutely, filling up another bucket.†   (source)
  • "When it's light," Alessandro said, resolutely, "you'll go."†   (source)
  • The letter proves nothing, Mr. McLean, because nothing is stated directly or resolutely.†   (source)
  • Then I stopped, back-spaced over them, and resolutely typed: OK.†   (source)
  • Then the door banged and the same steps ran down, this time resolutely.†   (source)
  • Then she takes up knife and fork, and resolutely addresses her food.†   (source)
  • The droplet appeared and disappeared in the robotic red blinking of a digital LED descending resolutely, making the technician's skin crawl.†   (source)
  • Robert Frost is probably the champion of the symbolic action, although his uses of it are so sly that resolutely literal readers can miss the symbolic level entirely.†   (source)
  • Now he resolutely turned to the beginning of The Population Disaster and began reading: "Since some elements of the overpopulation crisis were foreseen in the 1800s, an uninformed observer could only wonder why humankind came so near to total annihilation.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, high on the Southeast Ridge, Ang Dorje and Lhakpa Chhiri pressed on resolutely through the intensifying storm toward Hall.†   (source)
  • Trees burst forth from broken windows and skins of scabrous vine gnawed at the walls like antibodies attacking a virus—as if nature itself had waged war against it—but the house seemed unkillable, resolutely upright despite the wrongness of its angles and the jagged teeth of sky visible through sections of collapsed roof.†   (source)
  • 'Not any more,' said Ginny resolutely.†   (source)
  • Doctors at country dubs, doctors at the seaside, doctors with mistresses, doctors with wives, doctors in church, doctors in yachts, doctors everywhere resolutely being people, not doctors.†   (source)
  • He walked resolutely over to the portrait hole, pushed it open, climbed out of it, and found himself face-to-face with Hermione.†   (source)
  • Is it better to commit evil and attempt to balance it with an exalted act than to live a resolutely neutral life?†   (source)
  • While medical researchers have gained important insights into the links between modern food processing and the spread of dangerous diseases, the nation's leading agribusiness firms have resolutely opposed any further regulation of their food safety practices.†   (source)
  • I saw them on the flight, muttering among themselves at the way I turned rigidly away from Will, plugging my earphones in or resolutely staring out the window.†   (source)
  • "Ike built your rockets," Doc said resolutely, "because he wanted the best for you, the same as if you were his son.†   (source)
  • The first eight expeditions to Everest were British, all of which attempted the mountain from the northern, Tibetan, side-not so much because it presented the most obvious weakness in the peak's formidable defenses but rather because in 1921 the Tibetan government opened its long-closed borders to foreigners, while Nepal remained resolutely off limits.†   (source)
  • Then he struck off again, and I watched him disappear down the road in front of me, his head facing resolutely forward, his legs eating up the road beneath him.†   (source)
  • Riffling through it to page fifty-seven, she turned it resolutely upside-down again and disappeared behind it, just as the compartment door opened for the third time.†   (source)
  • "Well," she said resolutely.†   (source)
  • "How are you doing that?" demanded Hermione, who was redfaced and whose hair was growing bushier and bushier in the fumes from her cauldron; her potion was still resolutely purple.†   (source)
  • Harry could still hear the distant bangs of escaped firecrackers when he and Ron went up to bed an hour later; and as he got undressed a sparkler floated past the tower, still resolutely spelling out the word TOO'.†   (source)
  • Hermione, meanwhile, was resolutely plowing on with what she called the "official" instructions, but becoming increasingly bad-tempered as they yielded poorer results than the Prince's.†   (source)
  • Others, such as the failed attempt to go swimming, required more time and organization—ringing up the swimming pool beforehand, booking Nathan for overtime—and then, when we got to the leisure center, after the flask of hot chocolate was drunk in silence in the car park, Will resolutely refused to go in.†   (source)
  • "No," said Boris resolutely.†   (source)
  • For a moment I stood in perfect stillness—ticking clock, submerged memories from childhood, doors opening to bright old daydreams where we walked together on summer lawns—before, resolutely, going back to my room for the necklace which had called to me in an auction house showroom with her name: lifting it from its midnight velvet box and, carefully, draping it over one of the boots so a splash of gold caught the light.†   (source)
  • He looked at her enquiringly, but she merely shook her head slightly to indicate that she was not about to answer questions, and continued to stare at Professor Umbridge, who was looking just as resolutely in another direction.†   (source)
  • All that day she seemed to be in a particularly good mood, and that evening in the common room she even consented to look over (in other words, finish writing) Harry's Herbology essay, something she had been resolutely refusing to do up to this point, because she had known that Harry would then let Ron copy his work.†   (source)
  • You know very well that your client resolutely refuses to answer questions that I or any other person in authority might put to her.†   (source)
  • Her heart pounding, she sat floating in the darkness behind her eyelids, resolutely trying not to think of Jace.†   (source)
  • She picked at a string in the hem of her shirt, and then, as if realizing that she was avoiding my gaze, folded her hands resolutely and squared her shoulders.†   (source)
  • Eriksson had resolutely resisted dessert and was content with black coffee in an old-fashioned flowered porcelain cup.†   (source)
  • David said nothing, walking resolutely forward while Max crunched behind, pushing tree branches aside until it seemed they must have traveled quite far indeed.†   (source)
  • And so, as the whole of the French security establishment searched for the two perpetrators of the Weinberg Center attack, Rousseau's gaze was already fixed resolutely upon a distant shore.†   (source)
  • Still, just to bear her voice and know she's okay He turned away from the telephone, punched up the pillow, and resolutely shut his eyes.†   (source)
  • I can practically see Dominique thinking this, even as she lifts a bottle of sunscreen and resolutely sprays her chest with it.†   (source)
  • For a person who is either resolutely pro-life or resolutely pro-choice, this is a simple calculation.†   (source)
  • Then she called it a night, resolutely shut down her computer, and locked the disks in her desk drawer.†   (source)
  • But when they perceived we stood their fire so cool and so resolutely, they declined to come any nearer, although treble our number.†   (source)
  • His response was negative; he was as resolutely against what I was suggesting as Raymond and Andrew were in favor.†   (source)
  • Tock as usual led the way, sniffing ahead for danger, and Milo, his bag of precious possessions slung over one shoulder, followed silently and resolutely behind.†   (source)
  • Cherryl waited, until she saw Dagny standing alone, then tore forward, cutting resolutely across the room.†   (source)
  • Then Mimmi stood up resolutely and went into the living room to turn off the bare bulb in the ceiling fixture.†   (source)
  • Resolutely I put these disturbing revelations out of mind, and went back to learning the truth the hard way.†   (source)
  • I would have spent the rest of that predawn taking a steady, lone walk about the perimeter had I not in the half-light nearly run into Captain Ono and the girl, K. They were coming from the direction of the yard, where the commander's but was, approaching at an almost marching pace, the doctor tugging her along by the hand, his thin, tall frame bent resolutely.†   (source)
  • Though he resolutely opposed apartheid and refused to allow KwaZulu to become an "independent" homeland as the government wished, he was a thorn in the side of the democratic movement.†   (source)
  • "When Shade found I wouldn't have him," Johnnie began resolutely at the beginning, "he got Pap Himes to take him to board so that he could always be at me, tormenting me about it.†   (source)
  • That Johnnie Consadine should have fallen away all at once from that higher course she had so eagerly chosen and so resolutely maintained, had been to Gray a disappointment whose depth and bitterness somewhat surprised him.†   (source)
  • He looked at her graceful figure moving against the bursts of furnace flame, and at the light, swift steps of her high heels stumbling through drifts of slag, as she walked resolutely by his side.†   (source)
  • Despite his uneasiness about bringing bad news, he resolutely put his finger on the doorbell and held it there for about forty seconds until he heard footsteps.†   (source)
  • Because there were no soulinates for me at Green-hedges, I took to roaming about by myself, resolutely eschewing the expenditure of energy on anything even remotely useful; and thereby, if anyone had had the sense to see it, giving a perfectly clear indication of the pattern of my future.†   (source)
  • I saw my roommate marching resolutely toward the train, dazed, in the same resigned, unequivocal walk that had carried him through the regiment.†   (source)
  • Ignoring the jumpy, spooky feeling this entire chain of thought was causing, I started to turn resolutely from the wall (and from the subject of ghosts and such) when a movement caught at the corner of my eye.†   (source)
  • Like most sons of domineering men, I had a compulsive need to test the quality of my manhood by marching resolutely into the territory he had carefully marked out as his own.†   (source)
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