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  • I resolved never again to raise my voice at anyone who might be physically intimidated by me.
    resolved = firmly decided
  • I resolved to never drink again.
  • The code seemed like their only hope now, and he resolved to focus on that.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • I resolved to never again work for my father.   (source)
    resolved = firmly decided
  • She would also discover that he resolved at that moment to give her something back.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • "The world," he said, "is not a wish-granting factory," and then he broke down, just for one moment, his sob roaring impotent like a clap of thunder unaccompanied by lightning, the terrible ferocity that amateurs in the field of suffering might mistake for weakness. Then he pulled me to him and, his face inches from mine, resolved, "I'll fight it."   (source)
    resolved = firmly decided
  • By late afternoon, I've resolved to go looking for her.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • At first I resolved not to turn around. I wanted to look ahead to where I was going, not back at what I was leaving,   (source)
  • Though he had resolved never to let the Bird knock him down, the power of the blow, and the explosive pain that followed, overawed everything in him.   (source)
    resolved = firmly decided
  • I resolved to make the best of my rather dubious position.   (source)
    resolved = decided
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  • For while the Count may have resolved to take action on the night of Katerina's visit six months before, it was only with news of the Conservatory's goodwill tour that the clock had begun to tick.   (source)
  • Cole resolved never to cough again.   (source)
    resolved = decided (with determination)
  • "Soon's school starts I'm gonna ask Walter home to dinner," I planned, having forgotten my private resolve to beat him up the next time I saw him.   (source)
    resolve = decision
  • Relaxed and unhurried, he resolved that he would walk through the narrow streets of Tangier.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • All her fine resolves about trying to understand and to be patient, and already she could feel the defiance rising again.   (source)
    resolves = decisions
  • She wondered if Gitl would know what it was, and resolved to ask her.   (source)
    resolved = definitely decided
  • I know this, and every day I resolve to do better.   (source)
    resolve = firmly decide
  • But I had resolved to think about it.   (source)
    resolved = definitely decided
  • He and Jose resolve to try it soon.   (source)
    resolve = decide
  • I knew Jack was right, and when I got back to New York in the fall of 1973 for my junior year in high school I resolved to jump back into my studies and rebuild myself.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • She had never imagined that she could suffer so much for something that seemed to be the absolute opposite of love, but she was suffering, and she resolved that the only way she could keep from dying was to burn out the nest of vipers that was poisoning her soul.   (source)
  • I resolve not to think of clothes when I am in church.   (source)
    resolve = definitely decide (with firmness of purpose)
  • In stolen whispers we resolved on a policy: no quotas.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • ...she resolved then and there not to tell anyone about what she was feeling.   (source)
  • I resolved that I would do at least as well as I had on the hunt.   (source)
    resolved = decided (with determination)
  • That night, in her room, she resolved that if Nabito could tell embarrassing secrets, then so could she.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • I ... resolved to look upon the face of Tash though he should slay me.   (source)
  • But as fast as I would repent, resolving never again to hate, some demon would slip into my soul, tug at the corner, and...   (source)
    resolving = definitely deciding
  • Say five Hail Marys and one Our Father and resolve that you will be good.   (source)
    resolve = definitely decide
  • I'd long ago resolved to be cordial but not overly so, lest I be sucked into some conversation about what celebrity was in rehab or strap versus strapless dresses.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • Even when it was resolved — a thing no one could object to in itself — to set aside the small paddock behind the orchard as a home of rest for animals who were past work, there was a stormy debate over the correct retiring age for each class of animal.   (source)
  • "Never, never!" he resolved.   (source)
  • He always had some resolves like this or something.   (source)
    resolves = firm decisions
  • they resolved now to win the dominion of the North.   (source)
    resolved = definitely decided
  • I remember resolving that I would stay up all night to watch the bulls go through the streets at six o'clock in the morning,   (source)
    resolving = deciding
  • I hereby resolve never more to offend Thee …   (source)
    resolve = firmly decide
  • And as I knew I was a madman, at times anyhow, I resolved to use my power.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • She resolved to write a letter to the Abbess.   (source)
  • I resolved to leave him--would that I had!   (source)
  • She had decided to defer the purchase of the dressing-case till she should receive the bill for her new opera-cloak, and the resolve made her feel much richer than when she had entered the shop.   (source)
    resolve = decision
  • It is now long ago that I learned this lesson from General Armstrong, and resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • He must accumulate information of himself, and meanwhile he resolved to remain close upon his guard lest those qualities of which he knew nothing should everlastingly disgrace him.   (source)
  • Tom resolved that he would never trust a man like that again.   (source)
  • For the first time he felt a little hurt by what he thought her extravagance, and resolved to say a word to her about it.   (source)
  • I ... resolved not to let the sun set on my anger, and ran over to tell Laurie I was sorry.   (source)
  • He resolved not to be pilloried beside her on her pedestal of shame.   (source)
  • Yet I resolved to be a hero, and not to be conquered by the pangs of hunger.   (source)
  • It seems to me very miserable not to resolve on some course and act accordingly.   (source)
    resolve = decide
  • Never had I breathed, and never would I breathe—or so I resolved —a word of Estella to Provis.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • I had resolved that I would be virtuous, though I was a slave.   (source)
    resolved = definitely decided
  • We resolved to transplant a supply of both roots to our kitchen garden.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • ...before I definitively resolve on quitting England, I will know for certain whether I cannot be of greater use by remaining in it than by leaving it.   (source)
    resolve = decide
  • I thought her conduct odd; and having remained alone a long while, I resolved on going and inquiring whether she were better, and asking her to come and lie on the sofa, instead of up-stairs in the dark.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • Shaking in every limb, I groped my way back to the wall; resolving there to perish rather than risk the terrors of the wells,   (source)
    resolving = deciding
  • He resolved to put me out, as he said, to be broken; and, for this purpose, he let me for one year to a man named Edward Covey.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • I resolved to argue the matter over with him again.   (source)
  • with his money in his pocket, our hero took steamboat for Red river, resolving to find out and re-purchase his old friend.   (source)
    resolving = definitely deciding
  • I have resolved every night, when I am not imperatively occupied by my duties, to record, as nearly as possible in his own words, what he has related during the day.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • . . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. . .   (source)
    resolve = firmly decide
  • As they could not reach me, they had resolved to punish my body;   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • During their walk, it was resolved that Mr. Bennet's consent should be asked in the course of the evening.   (source)
  • perform without fail what you resolve.   (source)
    resolve = definitely decide to do
  • He resolves to speak no names.†   (source)
  • ...and that his wife is wearing a gold chain? I resolved that only that chain would do.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • And so saying he resolved to expose this conspiracy of the stone-cutters.   (source)
  • The knowledge that the Arkenstone was in the hands of the besiegers burned in their thoughts; also they guessed the hesitation of Bard and his friends, and resolved to strike while they debated.   (source)
  • Now that you are better, I beg of you, resolve that when the first warning of a cold comes you will steam yourself well and go to bed.   (source)
    resolve = decide; or decision
  • And on that instant Brother Juniper made the resolve to inquire into the secret lives of those five persons, that moment falling through the air, and to surprise the reason of their taking off.   (source)
  • Weena I had resolved to bring with me to our own time.   (source)
    resolved = definitely decided
  • I resolved to explore the house, and spent some time in doing so as noiselessly as possible.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • I told myself that I could never stop, and with a gust of petulance I resolved to stop forthwith.   (source)
  • From the first, I resolved to make the school a real part of the community in which it was located.   (source)
  • I resolve me that my work lay here, and that as to the wolves we must submit, if it were God's will.   (source)
    resolve = decide
  • The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to acquire it shortly.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • The youth had resolved not to budge whatever should happen.   (source)
  • So he resolved to waive rank and make friends with the calf.   (source)
  • He resolved not to deal the little blow.   (source)
  • I had resolved to stay, and never more venture country-wards—but the accident has ended that.   (source)
  • She resolved never again, by look or by sign, to interrupt the steady flow of this man's life.   (source)
  • "It is resolved, then," said Georgiana, faintly smiling.   (source)
  • At another, I resolved to dig a grave for it in the floor of the cellar.   (source)
  • In the meanwhile, she resolved against seeing Harriet.   (source)
    resolved = definitely decided
  • She resolved to look for the man from Paris no more.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • I cannot give you up to perdition as a vessel of wrath: repent — resolve, while there is yet time.   (source)
    resolve = decide; or decision
  • At last he resolved to watch Little Dorrit and know more of her story.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • And I'm obliged to come down here — they resolved never to hear me up-stairs.   (source)
  • I resolved to wait only so long as the offering of a favorable opportunity.   (source)
  • I suppose one good resolve might keep a man right if everybody else's resolve helped him.   (source)
    resolve = decide; or decision
  • I was lowered in my own estimation, and had resolved to bear his abuse in silence.   (source)
    resolved = decided
    resolve = decide; or decision
  • And when the snowy afternoon came, Jo resolved to try what could be done.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • "Those who see quickly, will resolve quickly, and act quickly," said Julia.   (source)
    resolve = decide
  • Let it suffice that the clergyman resolved to flee, and not alone.   (source)
    resolved = decided
  • Quitting the wall, I resolved to cross the area of the enclosure.   (source)
  • Nevertheless he resolved not to go next day.   (source)
  • She resolved to make her death toilet perfect.   (source)
  • This conclusion revived my spirits, and I resolved to resume my march without loss of time.   (source)
  • For these sufficient reasons I resolve to fight the butcher.   (source)
    resolve = decide; or decision
  • I resolved to gather all my faculties together, and for ever rid me of this intolerable incubus.   (source)
    resolved = decided
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  • We the Committee for Social Justice do hereby resolve that whereas oppression of...
    resolve = voice a decision or opinion by formal group vote
  • The Security Council resolved that Israel should withdraw.
    resolved = voiced an opinion by formal group vote
  • The council resolved that the ANC would hold demonstrations on April 6, 1952, as a prelude to the launching of the Campaign for the Defiance of Unjust Laws.   (source)
    resolved = formally decided
  • So a high-caste council resolved to take revenge on a sixteen-year-old-girl, Saima, who was a cousin of the young man.   (source)
  • In Philadelphia, Congress resolved that in the event General Washington found it necessary to withdraw from New York, there must be "no damage" done to the city, as Washington was informed in a letter from John Hancock.   (source)
  • ...I propose to you on the part of the United Aggregate Tribunal, ever watchful for your welfare, ever zealous for your benefit, that this meeting does Resolve: That Stephen Blackpool, weaver, referred to in this placard, having been already solemnly disowned by the community of Coketown Hands, the same are free from the shame of his misdeeds, and...   (source)
    resolve = voice an opinion by formal vote
  • Supported by the SAIC and the APO, the ANC resolved to stage a National Day of Protest on June 26, 1950, against the government's murder of eighteen Africans on May 1 and the passage of the Suppression of Communism Act.   (source)
    resolved = formally decided
  • ...with a noble and majestic unanimity that will make Tyrants tremble, resolve for to subscribe to the funds of the United Aggregate Tribunal, and to abide by the injunctions issued by that body for your benefit, whatever they may be…   (source)
    resolve = make a decision by formal vote
  • Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and...   (source)
    resolved = decide by formal vote
  • This council had a general authority to propose and resolve whatever it judged necessary for the common welfare of Greece; to declare and carry on war; to decide, in the last resort, all controversies between the members; to fine the aggressing party; to employ the whole force of the confederacy against the disobedient; to admit new members.   (source)
    resolve = make a decision by formal vote
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  • Russia is again testing NATO's resolve in Eastern Europe.
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • She is testing my resolve to keep a good attitude.
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • Where this sudden courage and resolve came from, he had no idea.   (source)
    resolve = determination
  • As spring turned to summer, Dad's resolve turned to denial—he acted as if the argument were over and he had won.   (source)
  • The hands were gone from Papa's face now and he found the resolve to speak again.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • He had the same resolved look on his face as the day he'd dropped the stack of food stamps on Mrs. Dobbins's desk.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose)
  • The sight seemed to stiffen his resolve, and he nodded.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • In March, however, he mustered his resolve once more and resumed his lonely trek.   (source)
    resolve = determination
  • His resolve was crumbling all around him.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose (to do something)
  • Each time she did, we set our faces into looks of great seriousness, resolved that we would be adult about the matter and not gloat in our hour of victory.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose)
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  • A certain amount of resolve might be required.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • Spurred by his own resolve, the Count made quick work of Essays Four, Five, and Six.   (source)
  • Disaster upon disaster. Yet he had walked into a witch's house, even weary as he was, and raw with grief. He had sat at my hearth showing no hint of anything but charm and smiles. What resolve that must have taken, what vigilant will.   (source)
  • Dodge didn't remember falling asleep, wasn't aware that he'd even been sleeping until he woke the next morning with a sudden start, an idea blazing in his brain and the resolve to carry it through already firm.   (source)
  • My resolve is almost immediately broken at the first table, which has twenty or so soups, when I encounter a creamy pumpkin brew sprinkled with slivered nuts and tiny black seeds.   (source)
    resolve = determination (strength of purpose)
  • He was looking for a brightness, a resolve, a triumph over tomorrow that hardly seemed to be there.  ... [But] these men had seemed no different than any others...
    "Don't judge a book by its cover," someone said.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  •   ABIGAIL, in terror: No one was naked! You mistake yourself, uncle!
      PARRIS, with anger: I saw it!
      He moves from her. Then, resolved: Now tell me true, Abigail.   (source)
    resolved = determined
  • She cannot carry his picture. It would melt her resolve.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • Like most mothers, she wielded tremendous power and my staunch resolve would crumble like a sandcastle before her frontal assaults, which were like tidal waves.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness in holding to his decision)
  • Resolve, he thought. That was all it took, and...   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • Neither the mediation of her son nor the intervention of her friends could break Fermina Daza's resolve.   (source)
  • I labored to put some resolve into my tone.   (source)
  • I felt my resolve to keep my distance melting down like the sugar in those leaves.   (source)
    resolve = determination
  • But Winnie is a determined person, and I suspect my pessimistic reaction only strengthened her resolve.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • This time Nasuada answered, "My heart is pure and my resolve is as iron."   (source)
  • He tried to see his familia but each time he set his mind to it, his resolve scattered like leaves before a hurricane wind.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firm plan to do something)
  • His expression as he looked at her cut through all her defenses, her fragile resolve.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • He had a quick, inquiring mind and uncommon resolve.   (source)
  • This is a man steeped in hope, determination, and resolve.   (source)
  • There were other times when he started out with the resolve of confessing nothing, when every word had to be forced out of him between gasps of pain, and there were times when he feebly tried to compromise, when he said to himself: 'I will confess, but not yet.'   (source)
    resolve = determination (firm plan to do something)
  • And then quite suddenly in another flash, as if lifted by a new strength and resolve, he leaped.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • I stopped to look at them, drawing a lesson from their stout resolve to live.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • She came forward smiling, eager almost, in her resolve to intercept him.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • There was never a time in my youth, no matter how dark and discouraging the days might be, when one resolve did not continually remain with me, and that was a determination to secure an education at any cost.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose to do something)
  • They seemed resolved to make every trouble.   (source)
    resolved = determined
  • He wandered on, wounded and indignant, and was resolved to put himself in the way of like treatment no more.   (source)
  • And Amy tried on the blue ring with a delighted face and a firm resolve to earn it.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • Permanent rebellion, the disorder of a life without some loving reverent resolve, was not possible to her;   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • But a manly resolve to recognize boldly that he had no longer a lover's interest in her, helped him occasionally to conceal a feeling.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • My task was a very hard one; but, as I was absolutely resolved — as my cousins saw at length that my mind was really and immutably fixed on making a just division of the property ... they yielded at length so far as to consent to put the affair to arbitration.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose)
  • I did not allow myself a single word; but was resolved, if he laid the weight of his hand upon me, it should be blow for blow.   (source)
    resolved = determined
  • Mortified as I was at his behavior, and resolved as I had been to dismiss him when I entered my offices, nevertheless I strangely felt something superstitious knocking at my heart, and forbidding me to carry out my purpose, and denouncing me for a villain if I dared to breathe one bitter word against this forlornest of mankind.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having had firm purpose)
  • ...she showed a depth of firmness and steady resolve that was never there in her earlier and happier days.   (source)
    resolve = determinaton (firmness of purpose)
  • He had fancied himself with his servant Aminadab, attempting an operation for the removal of the birthmark; but the deeper went the knife, the deeper sank the hand, until at length its tiny grasp appeared to have caught hold of Georgiana's heart; whence, however, her husband was inexorably resolved to cut or wrench it away.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose)
  • You are then resolved to have him?   (source)
    resolved = determined
  • I stared out the window, into the liquid gray haze, and tried to find where my resolve had gone.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • But I can't help thinking that everything he sees will only strengthen his resolve to fight back.   (source)
  • I pull my paper map from a pocket in my uniform and spread it out on the floor with new resolve.   (source)
  • HALE, resolved now: Tituba, I want you to wake this child.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose)
  • Minho nodded once, a steel look of resolve hardening his features.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • He is resolved to be with her by the time she is five, six at the latest.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • I need only to think of Prim and all my resolve disintegrates.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • I didn't feel the same resolve the others seemed to feel.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • Be you of true heart and steadfast resolve?   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • However, he had no intention of breaking his vow or letting his resolve waver in front of Oromis.   (source)
  • I must have been on a fairly large dose because when the craving for it hits, accompanied by tremors, and shooting pains, and unbearable cold, my resolve's crushed like an eggshell.   (source)
    resolve = determination
  • His strength had lain in knowing that schoolteacher was wrong. Now he wondered. ...cracked his resolve.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • In between times, she idled in shops, remembering Jaimito's look that morning, feeling her resolve draining away.   (source)
  • We watched in awe as Helen stood her ground, repeated her resolve not: to play for the church choir, and survived a beating with the belt by Mommy without a whimper.   (source)
  • For once the initial madness was sated, they both became aware of the risks involved, and Dr. Juvenal Urbino never had the resolve to face a scandal.   (source)
  • Like Robinson Crusoe stranded on the Isle of Despair, the Count would maintain his resolve by committing to the business of practicalities.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • Dr. Urbino never saw her again, not even by accident, and God alone knows how much grief his heroic resolve cost him or how many bitter tears he had to shed behind the locked lavatory door in order to survive this private catastrophe.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • If ever you waver in your resolve, think of the Mockingjay, and in her you will find the strength you need to rid Panem of its oppressors.   (source)
  • They come armed with their faith, a resolve not to return to Central America defeated, and a deep desire to be at their mothers' sides.   (source)
  • For these perfectly understandable sentiments, which threatened to drain the blood from his heart, were swept aside by resolve.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • He lived in Brooklyn until near the end of his life, staying away from the thronging masses to come home on weekends, bearing food and tricycles and the resolve to fix whatever physical thing we had broken during the week.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • He could feel her resolve.   (source)
  • She wanted to write at once, while she could trust to the strength of her resolve.   (source)
  • He went from the fields into a thick woods, as if resolved to bury himself.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • He was resolved it should not escape if wild blows and darings of blows could seize it.   (source)
  • Up to this hour he had persevered in his resolve not to invite her back.   (source)
    resolve = determination (in holding to his decision)
  • ...but I was resolved to make no difficulties.   (source)
    resolved = determined
  • She was quite concerned and ashamed, and resolved to do such things no more.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • But he found Lydia absolutely resolved on remaining where she was.   (source)
  • We were resolved to succeed or fail together, after the calamity had befallen us as much as before.   (source)
    resolved = determined
  • Full of this resolve to marry in haste, and wring the heart of the proud girl, Wildeve went his way.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • And the man seemed resolved to protract it.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • She was laughingly resolved to put Jip through the whole of his performances, before the coach came.   (source)
  • She dreaded seeing Mr. Wickham again, and was resolved to avoid it as long as possible.   (source)
  • Besides, I am resolved I will have a home and connections.   (source)
  • "You wim' don't know everything," said Mr. Hall, resolved to ascertain more about the personality of his guest at the earliest possible opportunity.   (source)
    resolved = determined (or having decided)
  • Tom signified assent with a gesture and a murmured word, for he was already learning, and in his simple heart was resolved to acquit himself as best he might, according to the King's command.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • An insane resolve possessed me.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • A guest to stop at Iping in the wintertime was an unheard-of piece of luck, let alone a guest who was no "haggler," and she was resolved to show herself worthy of her good fortune.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • Both threw away some tolerably fair-looking opportunities; for both, in their secret hearts, were resolved to make absolutely sure work this time, and neither meant to allow his fevered desires to seduce him into any venture that had much uncertainty about it.   (source)
  • It was the kind of scene in which Lily had often pictured herself as taking the principal part, and on this occasion the fact that she was once more merely a casual spectator, instead of the mystically veiled figure occupying the centre of attention, strengthened her resolve to assume the latter part before the year was over.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • Nightfall found him leg-weary, half-famished, and his desire as far from accomplishment as ever; so he supped at the Tabard Inn and went to bed, resolved to make an early start in the morning, and give the town an exhaustive search.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • He was loath to withdraw his faith from the twins, and was resolved not to do it on the present indecisive evidence; but—well, he would think, and then decide how to act.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm intent)
  • Mr. Tulliver had never slackened in his resolve to raise the money, but now he at once determined to write a letter to Mrs. Glegg, which should cut off all possibility of mistake.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • It was in vain for Bounderby to bluster or to assert himself in any of his explosive ways; Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firmly decided)
  • The way in which you are resolved and determined to disgrace us on all occasions, is really infamous.   (source)
    resolved = determined (with firmness of purpose)
  • 'I am only trying to show you, my dear, that you must — you really must' (I was resolved not to give this up) — 'accustom yourself to look after Mary Anne.'   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • John Baptist, staring at him with eyes opened to their utmost width, made a number of those national, backhanded shakes of the right forefinger in the air, as if he were resolved on negativing beforehand everything that the other could possibly advance during the whole term of his life.   (source)
  • Miss Ophelia seated herself resolutely on the lately vanquished trunk, and marshalling all her goods and chattels in fine military order, seemed resolved to defend them to the last.   (source)
  • It came with the memories that no passion could long quench; the long past came back to her, and with it the fountains of self-renouncing pity and affection, of faithfulness and resolve.   (source)
    resolve = firmness of purpose
  • There was another attraction in his profession: it wanted reform, and gave a man an opportunity for some indignant resolve to reject its venal decorations and other humbug, and to be the possessor of genuine though undemanded qualifications.   (source)
  • "It does relate to him, and I will tell you directly;" (resuming her work, and seeming resolved against looking up.   (source)
    resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
  • "You will now stand on the platform till recess," said Mr. Davis, resolved to do the thing thoroughly, since he had begun.   (source)
  • She was in a state of mind to be glad that she had secured her fate beyond recall: that she had pledged herself anew to Sotherton; that she was safe from the possibility of giving Crawford the triumph of governing her actions, and destroying her prospects; and retired in proud resolve, determined only to behave more cautiously to Mr. Rushworth in future, that her father might not be again suspecting her.   (source)
    resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
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  • Sinus infections tend to resolve themselves over time.
    resolve = solve (take care of)
  • How can we resolve our disagreement without violence or lawyers?
    resolve = solve or settle
  • This feud will never be resolved with violence.
    resolved = settled or solved
  • Two years and six court dates later, it still wasn't resolved.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • My operating the crane was one of a hundred disputes between Dad and Shawn that Shawn won that summer. Most were not resolved so peacefully.   (source)
  • Cases such as land disputes, common in our area, which used to be resolved quickly now took ten years to come to court.   (source)
  • Above all I am hoping for trees, which may afford me some means of concealment and food and shelter, Often there are trees because barren landscapes are dull and the Games resolve too quickly without them.   (source)
    resolve = end (are settled)
  • Everyone thought that the issue was resolved.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • Lily's feelings were always straightforward, fairly simple, usually easy to resolve.   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • That is, the most reprehensible affront should be resolved by a duel of the fewest paces, to ensure that one of the two men will not leave the field of honor alive.   (source)
    resolved = settled
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  • In that moment, I could see no anger left from our argument, though I really wanted to resolve it.   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • All doubt had been resolved at last.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • Father walks around with his lips pressed together, and whenever he hears his name, he looks up in alarm, as if he's afraid he'll be called upon to resolve another delicate problem.   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • Going home would resolve a problem that has weighed heavily on Lourdes: Diana's delayed baptism.   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • Without realizing it, he was beginning to defer his problems in the hope that death would resolve them.   (source)
  • Perhaps if we can talk to these young ones, explain the rules, it can be resolved peacefully.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • In any event, I will stay in exile until this matter is resolved ... one way or another.   (source)
  • The young man must know these cases are never quickly resolved.   (source)
  • "You need to resolve this debate, and quickly too", said Saphira.   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • If a girl fell asleep or complained about a stomachache, the issue was resolved with a beating.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • "The only way to resolve the problem of the cats," he said, "is to dispose of them humanely."   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • That could take weeks to resolve.   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • Looked at from a distance, however, the hen resolved itself into a bonnet, and the countenance of a stout old lady beamed down into the room.   (source)
    resolved = changed
  • I assured him sadly that it was so, and went on to suggest, for I felt that such a horrible doubt should not have life for a moment longer than I could help, that it often happened that after death faces become softened and even resolved into their youthful beauty, that this was especially so when death had been preceded by any acute or prolonged suffering.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • But meantime, Miles Hendon was resolving the difficulty.   (source)
    resolving = solving or settling
  • Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • An opportune double knock at the door, which I knew well from old experience in Windsor Terrace, and which nobody but Mr. Micawber could ever have knocked at that door, resolved any doubt in my mind as to their being my old friends.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • You are each of you so complying, that nothing will ever be resolved on; so easy, that every servant will cheat you; and so generous, that you will always exceed your income.   (source)
  • Whatever problems we may have with each other, we prefer resolving our differences one-on-one.   (source)
  • In the meantime, the Dussel drama has been resolved.   (source)
  • So the practical side of the marriage was resolved.   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • From what I can see, each fight you've engaged in has resolved one problem or another.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • So they decided to try and find an impartial man to rule the whole area and resolve their disputes.   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • Well, weirdly enough, that was sort of how they resolved things.   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • Sometime in the near future, this war will be resolved.   (source)
  • I was relieved that circumstances would be resolving things between us.   (source)
    resolving = solving or settling
  • If I get this resolved, whatever it is we're dealing with, will you please consider waiting?   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • We have a custom called swara by which a girl can be given to another tribe to resolve a feud.   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • "Pekai, help me resolve my confusion on this," he would say.   (source)
  • "I told you last night the issue was resolved," my father replied.   (source)
    resolved = settled
  • "I had a thirty-year-old problem and it's been resolved in one go," one man told my father.   (source)
  • "I'm so glad this could be resolved without violence," he said sweetly.   (source)
  • "—will finally be resolved, one way or another," Esther finished.   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • This is a dispute for arbitrators to resolve.   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • Can we resolve this now, without the salvage trial or any other sort of public pageantry?   (source)
  • The situation was resolved by the fortuitous appearance of the caddymaster,   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • If she had had any doubt which was her own Jeremiah, it would have been resolved by his impatience.   (source)
  • At first I thought it was another party, a wild rout that had resolved itself into "hide-and-go-seek." or "sardines-in-the-box." with all the house thrown open to the game.   (source)
    resolved = changed
  • So encouraged was he, indeed, that he spoke up and said in a quite hopeful voice— "Now am I persuaded that if your Majesty will but tax your memory yet a little further, it will resolve the puzzle of the Great Seal—a loss which was of moment yesterday, although of none to-day, since its term of service ended with our late lord's life."   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • I became aware now of a hollow, wailing sound which issued incessantly from the garage, a sound which as we got out of the coupe and walked toward the door resolved itself into the words "Oh, my God!" uttered over and over in a gasping moan.   (source)
    resolved = changed (through recognition)
  • He had another odd dream of being taken by a waiter through a mist, which, after giving him some trouble and difficulty, resolved itself into the main street, in which he stood alone.   (source)
    resolved = changed
  • When all this was resolved on, he returned again to his friends, who were still staying at Pemberley; but it was agreed that he should be in London once more when the wedding took place, and all money matters were then to receive the last finish.   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • From the circumstance of the latter article having been much polished, and displaying prismatic colours on the inside, I conclude that Mr. Barkis had some general ideas about pearls, which never resolved themselves into anything definite.   (source)
  • The guest sat looking at her as he smoked out his final cigarette, and as she sat with her head bent over her work, with an expression that might have resolved her doubts, and brought her to a lasting conclusion on the subject of his good or bad looks if she had seen it.   (source)
  • Lots of, uh, unresolved issues on my side.   (source)
    unresolved = not settled or solved
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unresolved means not and reverses the meaning of resolved. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • There was a puzzle in it, something unresolved. What is a person to do, I asked, when their obligations to their family conflict with other obligations—to friends, to society, to themselves?   (source)
    unresolved = not settled
  • What, master, read you,
    First resolve me that.   (source)
    resolve = answer (settle in mind for)
  • A word, Lucilius: How he received you, let me be resolved.   (source)
    resolved = settled or solved
  • Yet you are amazed: but this shall absolutely resolve you.   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb'd
    And as he pluck'd his cursed steel away,
    Mark how the blood of Caesar follow'd it,
    As rushing out of doors, to be resolved
    If Brutus so unkindly knock'd, or no;
    For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel:
    Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!   (source)
    resolved = settled (solved or found out)
  • I won't say that I will have her; how can I resolve that point, when you see I cannot have her without your consent?   (source)
    resolve = settle
  • You may be certain, I was strangely surprised at this question of my man's: and, though an old man, I was but a young doctor, and consequently very ill qualified for a causuist, or a resolver of intricate doubts in religion, and...   (source)
    resolver = solver (someone who provides a solution or who settles something)
  • She past for that gentleman's wife, and went by his name; and yet, as the serjeant said, there were some doubts concerning the reality of their marriage, which we shall not at present take upon us to resolve.   (source)
    resolve = solve or settle
  • I am now going to resolve him; I had rather my brother die by the law than my son should be unlawfully born.   (source)
    resolve = convince (settle in the mind)
  • Whether Mrs Honour really deserved that suspicion, of which her mistress gave her a hint, is a matter which we cannot indulge our reader's curiosity by resolving.   (source)
    resolving = solving or settling
  • At the end of October 1890 the site question remained unresolved.†   (source)
  • "Well, I don't like leaving things unresolved.†   (source)
  • Mack could sense the depths of his unresolved anger rising like a flood of fury.†   (source)
  • So Ruth surreptitiously handled some of the more resolvable problems.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.
  • Others have posited that an unresolved Oedipal conflict was at the root of his fatal odyssey.†   (source)
  • Her Bene Gesserit training sensed in his tone an unresolved bitterness toward her.†   (source)
  • The riddle seemed irresolvable: to fish I needed bait, but I would have bait only once I had fish.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "ir-" in irresolvable means not and reverses the meaning of resolvable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.
  • At least our tiff in the hallway yesterday was left unresolved.†   (source)
  • The question of what actually happened would remain unresolved.†   (source)
  • I wasn't sure exactly what to do about the leftover, unresolved character.†   (source)
  • If so, perhaps Mother became a hateful person because she had not dealt with her unresolved issues?†   (source)
  • There were a few unresolved differences of opinion between me and Sam at the moment.†   (source)
  • It was enough to know they had them, and that they were Big and Unresolved.†   (source)
  • Economics, and some unresolved technical problems.†   (source)
  • And this brings me, Stingo, to your possible or potential role in this so far unresolved dilemma.†   (source)
  • A man might easily be embittered by such circumstances, but Nels made it a point not to struggle unnecessarily with life's unresolvable dilemmas.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unresolvable means not and reverses the meaning of resolvable. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • I knew quite a bit about psychology so assumed I was still trying to work out unresolved problems during my sleep.†   (source)
  • We had to endure Father's escalating rage, when he returned home to find dinner no farther along than an unresolved argument over whether there are or are not worms in the flour, or any flour at all.†   (source)
  • They were there to provide peace of mind, but they only made Dan uneasy, as if there was something unresolved that the students weren't being told.†   (source)
  • She said it revealed that my dad still has unresolved issues with his parents, and I said, "Well, duh.†   (source)
  • I fought off an image of Mr. Cray lazing naked on a motel bed, an unresolved picture collapsing at the edges.†   (source)
  • A young man and woman by a fountain, who clearly have a great deal of unresolved feeling between them, tussle over a Ming vase and break it.†   (source)
  • They all agreed that such a principle existed but their disagreements as to what it was seemed irresolvable.†   (source)
  • We hear less and less about the will and the estate as the story goes on, and even the surrogate goal, the mystery of the postal conspiracy, remains unresolved.†   (source)
  • Dan Needham—our historian—delivered a lengthy and unresolved meditation on whether Fort Benjamin Harrison was named after William Henry Harrison's father or grandson; Dan offered a similarly unresolved speculation on the origins of "Hoosier," which we all knew was a nickname for a native of Indiana—but no one knew what else, if anything, a "Hoosier" was.†   (source)
  • And if left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place.†   (source)
  • Her doubts were still unresolved on Christmas Eve, when she was shaken by the presentiment that he was in the crowd at Midnight Mass, looking at her, and this uneasiness flooded her heart.†   (source)
  • There sat Leona Cassiani, lost behind a student's desk surrounded by corn stacked for shipping and unresolved papers, on the day that Uncle Leo XII himself went to see what the devil he could think of to make the General Section good for something.†   (source)
  • She could not conceive of a husband better than hers had been, and yet when she recalled their life she found more difficulties than pleasures, too many mutual misunderstandings, useless arguments, unresolved angers.†   (source)
  • Carla, of course, knew the story well, and had analyzed it for unresolved childhood issues with her analyst husband.†   (source)
  • My memory is too clear; too sharp; things should wear at the edges, and what is unresolved should soften.†   (source)
  • I cannot abide unresolved conflict!†   (source)
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  • This was a debate she and Gar had cheerfully never resolved.†   (source)
  • Then we can have a good heart-to-heart and resolve your ideological difficulties.†   (source)
  • Government policy may be powerless to resolve other problems in our community.†   (source)
  • He lifts his sagging shoulders, and resolve seeps back into him.†   (source)
  • His paternal tone irked me to no end, and that helped to steel my resolve.†   (source)
  • Other villagers, including Nya's uncle, would resolve any disputes that arose.†   (source)
  • Resolve?†   (source)
  • He could see the dark resolve in Teabing's face and knew the moment was upon them.†   (source)
  • Old and troubling issues resolved into nothingness and night.†   (source)
  • Whether Mr. McMillian has done anything wrong is what the trial should resolve.†   (source)
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  • He imagined trying to conceal from Hermione that he had received T's in all his OWLs and immediately resolved to work harder from now on.†   (source)
  • Bod hesitated, and a flutter of night-black velvet resolved itself into a man-shape.†   (source)
  • My mother hugs me, and what little resolve I have left almost breaks.†   (source)
  • That's resolved, then.†   (source)
  • He resolved to wait and watch for the best opportunity.†   (source)
  • Not until this was all resolved.†   (source)
  • What he needed was help — some encouragement, some guidance, anything to bolster his resolve.†   (source)
  • Where was my resolve?†   (source)
  • Savannah had community questions to resolve, such as: Should a second mall be built?†   (source)
  • The summer solstice deadline— " "Will have to be resolved without him, Grover.†   (source)
  • "Aibileen," I sigh, hoping we can resolve this tonight.†   (source)
  • I want this Costa Rican situation resolved within a week.†   (source)
  • I resolved to search until I found my father and David.†   (source)
  • That was how we resolved it.†   (source)
  • Am I going to be blessed with the pleasure of hearing your voice, or have you resolved to be silent for the duration of our journey?†   (source)
  • This seems to break his resolve.†   (source)
  • Mary Beth Baird let everyone know that the matter could be resolved if she were allowed to shower some affection upon the Christ Child, but it seemed that the only agreements that existed between Barb Wiggin and Owen were that Mary Beth should not be permitted to maul the Baby Jesus, and that the cows not move.†   (source)
  • Stands in the foyer summoning all his resolve.†   (source)
  • That resolves my dilemma fast.†   (source)
  • And then I see Pattie suck in her breath and cross her arms in a way meant to show firm resolve.†   (source)
  • The daughter of our former Party Secretary resolved to make a clean break with her mother.†   (source)
  • And so it was resolved and the roast was saved.†   (source)
  • He wanted things to be resolved for us, he said he was anxious about that.†   (source)
  • If this becomes a negotiation by diplomats, it will never be resolved.†   (source)
  • He turns hot under my touch, driven by an inner resolve.†   (source)
  • Sampson resolved that if he ever got out, he'd stay away from dudes like that, but he knew it would be difficult.†   (source)
  • Jack hasn't told her about Molly's new living arrangements; apparently he was hoping the situation would somehow magically resolve itself before his mother found out.†   (source)
  • I thought of all the horrors Grandpa Portman had faced in his life, and felt my resolve harden.†   (source)
  • No matter how miserably hot it got, I resolved, I would sleep in my clothes every night at the Creek, feeling—probably for the first time in my life—the fear and excitement of living in a place where you never know what's going to happen or when. one hundred twenty-six days before†   (source)
  • Settled in the kitchen, Tita resolved to pay more attention to what she was doing.†   (source)
  • A tricky situation needs to be resolved through a complex series of steps, and somehow the pilots fail to coordinate and miss one of them.†   (source)
  • This time, Ned resolved to keep his temper.†   (source)
  • "I must remember that," he resolved.†   (source)
  • She'd been resolved to it.†   (source)
  • Then the man's resolve broke.†   (source)
  • WHEN THE DARK FINALLY RESOLVED ITSELF, HANNAH FOUND she was looking across an empty hall at a green door marked 4N.†   (source)
  • The screen flashed and swirled and resolved into a page of print.†   (source)
  • It's a struggle to keep my eyes open and not lean in toward his palm, but I hold fast to my resolve.†   (source)
  • All my resolve gone in an instant.†   (source)
  • The sisters knew what was right and they knew what was wrong and any doubts could be resolved by the One, Holy, Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church.†   (source)
  • What had happened to resolve my omnivore's dilemma?†   (source)
  • So the Russian resolved to bring back the group on his own.†   (source)
  • These impulses, too, will be resolved by the cure.†   (source)
  • But this calm resolve had been overthrown as soon as he'd arrived at the farm.†   (source)
  • All action and resolve.†   (source)
  • The consultants retreated warily, resolving not to call their agents until they were out of earshot.†   (source)
  • Still, her resolve to stay in the United States brings a new nightmare.†   (source)
  • Safe as houses or not, she resolved to take the stairs when she had to go up or down in this place.†   (source)
  • I resolved that I would spend more time with him.†   (source)
  • It couldn't have been, because she seemed so calm and peaceful…. resolved.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, it was clear by the time we left for home that nothing had been resolved.†   (source)
  • But we have to resolve this.†   (source)
  • It was a conflict—family and country, family and brothers in arms—that I never really resolved.†   (source)
  • Ruth had thought about inviting one and not the other, but in a stupid moment of resolve, she decided they would just have to work it out between them, even if it gave her heartburn to watch.†   (source)
  • My resolve is being held by a tattered string ready to snap.†   (source)
  • It filled him with the sharp-edged agony of resolve.†   (source)
  • Pity shook my resolve.†   (source)
  • She told him she didn't understand why these disputes must be resolved with violence.†   (source)
  • I resolved to walk down to where Axe was hiding and to die there with him.†   (source)
  • He and Gary resolved to begin their search there.†   (source)
  • Without her strength, her resolve, her loyalty?†   (source)
  • I went back to my cell with a new resolve: the next time I was permitted a shower I would take with me three of my gospels.†   (source)
  • Perhaps my meddling would shake their resolve in helping me.†   (source)
  • I resolved to do it the next morning.†   (source)
  • It haunted me for more than a month, not the words so much as its desperation, and I resolved finally to take him up on his story suggestion.†   (source)
  • Your eyes couldn't resolve the bitmap.†   (source)
  • Resolve any differences.†   (source)
  • Both of you will feel right, nothing will be resolved, and the few members of the class who remain awake will hate both your guts.†   (source)
  • It resolved a number of conflicts.†   (source)
  • The gray sky curdled and the clouds resolved themselves into little lumps, like substandard mattress stuffing.†   (source)
  • The beginning of a thought tickled at the edge of her mind, wanting to resolve itself into a full-blown realization.†   (source)
  • Resolved not to waste further time on account of this childish affair, I contemplated departure via the french windows.†   (source)
  • But the vividness and depth of his memories touched her and slowly undermined her resolve to stay objective.†   (source)
  • I would like to resolve my debt to you.†   (source)
  • His despair gradually evolved into the source of his resolve, and as the boy became the young man, he noticed that his stepsisters were suddenly showing more interest in him.†   (source)
  • Resolve stiffened.†   (source)
  • It was fortunate that unforeseen circumstances, combined with her husband's understanding, resolved the first three nights without pain.†   (source)
  • "Nothing," she said with a resolve that took him by surprise.†   (source)
  • It lifted higher, resolved into a giant, questing mouth.†   (source)
  • Then the issue resolved itself.†   (source)
  • The first synthesis tried to resolve differences between the Heraclitans and the followers of Parmenides.†   (source)
  • I could see Marley's resolve softening.†   (source)
  • And finally, said Nels, they spoke of the land and resolved this matter between them.†   (source)
  • The tension between 'being' and 'nothing' becomes resolved in the concept of 'becoming.'†   (source)
  • But the smudgy crags of George Pollucci's features melted away as I peered at them, and resolved themselves into a regular pattern of dark and light and medium-gray dots.†   (source)
  • If I hadn't already resolved to run away, I'm sure I would have been terrified to think of the suffering that probably lay in wait for me in Gion.†   (source)
  • I feel more resolved.†   (source)
  • The fact that she happened to be his mother did nothing to weaken his resolve.†   (source)
  • I had resolved not to tell Farmer and remained determined not to, right up until I told him.†   (source)
  • She resolved not to be intimidated by several messages stenciled around her compartment—a roomette, they called it—but when she went to bed the night before, she succeeded in folding herself up into the wall because she had ignored an injunction to PULL THIS LEVER DOWN OVER BRACKETS, a situation remedied by the porter to her embarrassment, as her habit was to sleep only in pajama tops.†   (source)
  • From 1957 on, his work seemed to consist of travelling around the country to open factories, resolve local conflicts, and spread an image that company management really did care.†   (source)
  • A cycle has been completed, all disturbances have been resolved, perplexities have been concealed, and things have returned to their original state.†   (source)
  • Sooner or later, the kiss would need resolving.†   (source)
  • It is a mind propelled by emotional response to memory and frustration; consequently, however wise her admonishments might be, they fail to inspire resolve, unless it would be the resolve to retaliate by hurting her in your next letter.†   (source)
  • Mahtob reinforced my resolve.†   (source)
  • "I keep feeling that it's up to me to resolve it, one way or another.†   (source)
  • My inclination was to meet with the chief as soon as possible to try to resolve our differences.†   (source)
  • After she leaves, I resolve to be nicer.†   (source)
  • "The reason we asked you here today is because, unfortunately," Dr. Jansen continued, "we have a serious matter on our hands, and we'd like to figure out the best way to resolve it.†   (source)
  • I look up, and the peculiar impression of faces I'd gotten when I first walked in resolves itself.†   (source)
  • She resolved to do something about it.†   (source)
  • But when she spoke she seemed calm, resolved.†   (source)
  • Blackavar, proud of his father, had grown up with the resolve to become an officer in the Owsla.†   (source)
  • I guessed I'd resolved the soul and sin thing by lapsing from my heavy-duty Catholic background, giving up my immortal soul for a blues kind of soul.†   (source)
  • He granted himself a term extension until the Psi situation is, and I quote, resolved so as to make sure the United States is safe from telekinetic acts of terror and violence.†   (source)
  • As I climbed the stairs, I knew that my mother had already moved on to the next challenge, this issue now filed under Resolved.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, above the sound, Johnnie was aware of a distant hail, which finally resolved itself into words.†   (source)
  • I resolved to read a poem every day.†   (source)
  • We have a dangerous situation before us, and we must work together, rapidly, to resolve it.†   (source)
  • Only that morning she had been resolved to stay with Gus at all costs.†   (source)
  • The deciding factor would be resolve.†   (source)
  • Just a tactical issue that has been resolved.†   (source)
  • A calm came over Kelley as she read this postscript, a flood of resolve and renewed faith.†   (source)
  • I'd thought the whole issue had been resolved by now.†   (source)
  • Abdul rose with a sense of resolve.†   (source)
  • The feeling of hopelessness changed to one of quiet resolve.†   (source)
  • I resolved to stay late the next night.†   (source)
  • I resolved to make her love me, whatever the cost.†   (source)
  • There wasn't anything left to resolve.†   (source)
  • Resolved, I would gather my strength.†   (source)
  • I'm still not really resolved in the makeup department because if I do run into Hawkeye she'll make me take it off if she spots it.†   (source)
  • 'They all resolved to go forward,' said Galadriel looking in their eyes.†   (source)
  • No matter what our dilemma, it seems he can always come up with some way to resolve it.†   (source)
  • Jill nodded, at first hesitantly, then with more resolve.†   (source)
  • I resolved to plead with Claudia to drop this.†   (source)
  • By midmorning it was clear that dialogue would not resolve the situation and almost everyone began to leave.†   (source)
  • But you can resolve it.†   (source)
  • My resolve, my adventurousness, and my strength had completely weakened.†   (source)
  • It's her day, too, she resolves, looking across a dining hall filled with effusive, chatty parents and freshmen, though her song is flat and elemental-an old, familiar harmony, really, about sacrifice and denial and a child venturing where the parent never could.†   (source)
  • I resolved to do the best I could at school.†   (source)
  • It troubles me greatly that the Stokerton council has agreed that even though he is scarred, D'Ablo should be allowed to continue his presidency until this matter is resolved.†   (source)
  • I have a feeling they even strengthened the man in his resolve: he pressed her to himself and put his hand on her breast.†   (source)
  • "And if the situation is not resolved," he's saying sternly, "I'm afraid I will be forced to—"†   (source)
  • He was on a blood thinner, and the clot was resolving.†   (source)
  • I could practically see the resolve stiffening up her spine, vertebra by vertebra, the lines of loyalty being drawn.†   (source)
  • Slowly his fear gave way to resolve again.†   (source)
  • For Jews, repentance is about conduct—you realize you've done something wrong, you resolve to change it in the future.†   (source)
  • I saw allusions in passages that Danny and his father overlooked, and I resolved a contradiction with an appeal to grammar.†   (source)
  • As Lettie began to grasp the ordeal and how long it might take, her resolve stiffened and she gathered her emotions.†   (source)
  • The greater the pressure, the more fierce was Angel's resolve.†   (source)
  • I'm working to resolve this as quickly as possible."†   (source)
  • And so it was resolved that preparations begin "with a view of drawing out the enemy."†   (source)
  • The teeth issue, I know, might never be resolved.†   (source)
  • Whatever he said-or yelled-caused Swayne to react with what seemed to be stoic resolve mixed with feigned indifference.†   (source)
  • He undertakes now only to uplift our spirits and strengthen our resolve.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 14 — RESOLVE   (source)
  • Only thus might his resolve endure.†   (source)
  • It will be resolved by the spirits of the dead.†   (source)
  • Thunderheads of resolve massed in her dark face.†   (source)
  • It was a paradox nothing could resolve but a murderous snicker.†   (source)
  • During the day she resolved to make amends to him.†   (source)
  • Now that it was resolved, I was glad to be safely away, and I told him so.†   (source)
  • I would have much preferred to slit Sounis's throat while he slept, but his heir is hardly ready to inherit the kingdom, and we can't have a civil war in Sounis for the Mede to step in and resolve, can we?†   (source)
  • Her offer refused, the queen resolved to take the bull by force.†   (source)
  • Of course, they started arguing and arguing, and we never could resolve it.†   (source)
  • It was on that train, shuffling toward Cincinnati, that she resolved to be on guard—always.†   (source)
  • She had been an a-go-go girl when Rumfoord saw her and resolved to make her his own.†   (source)
  • He will soon see the Birmingham situation resolved in his favor, thanks to the Children's Crusade.†   (source)
  • That's the contradiction you had to resolve sooner or later, Miss Taggart.†   (source)
  • Liz and Jen looked at Jessica, as if she was supposed to resolve the issue.†   (source)
  • We have still that sorry creature Rabadash on our hands, my friends, and must needs resolve what to do with him.†   (source)
  • Of course, we are not going to resolve this dispute, but there is one interesting footnote.†   (source)
  • I want to get this resolved here and now.†   (source)
  • I had no idea what to do, or how to stop this horror from happening, but I resolved then and there to stay and see this through to the end…even if the end meant my own death.†   (source)
  • I feel his struggle turning to resolve.†   (source)
  • Jonathan Edwards, a Puritan minister, resolved never to do anything out of revenge.†   (source)
  • Is it possible to be resolved about not having much resolve?†   (source)
  • It was all resolved.†   (source)
  • We must put forth even greater energy—resolve more fully to conquer or die.†   (source)
  • She resolved to do something in memory of Captain John Brown, something, she did not know what, "in behalf of God's despised poor.†   (source)
  • But he is sick of the brooding, sick of dwelling, nothing gets spoken, nothing resolved, circles and more circles.†   (source)
  • Because then if he asks what's inside and why it's so heavy, I'll have to tell him the truth, as I have resolved this relationship will not be founded on artifice, like the one with that guy T.J. I met at the McCracken Hall Movie Night, who turned out to be a practicing warlock—which would have been all right, I totally respect other people's religions… Except that he also turned out to be a chubby-chaser, as I learned when I caught him making out in the Which is why I plan to always…†   (source)
  • Yet it came, and now it has ended, resolved, as it must be resolved, through the honored institutions of our democracy.†   (source)
  • After leading us to the brink of a precipice, they seem resolved to plunge us into the abyss.†   (source)
  • The young barbarian resolved to change that.†   (source)
  • "Resolved in what manner?" she asked reasonably.†   (source)
  • Surely if there were any truth in the notion that reading fiction greatly increased our capacity for empathy then college English departments, which have by far the densest concentration of fiction readers in human history, would be legendary for their absence of back-stabbing, competitive ill-will, factional rage, and egocentric self-promoters; they'd be the one place where disputes are most often quickly and amiably resolved by mutual empathetic engagement.†   (source)
  • We think this is a better way to resolve it.†   (source)
  • It only served to strengthen my resolve not to test his loyalties by telling him.†   (source)
  • But he resolved it.†   (source)
  • He had waited until the case was resolved and they had returned to Venice.†   (source)
  • But Lane couldn't let a controversy drop until it had been resolved in his favor.†   (source)
  • We can resolve very fine detail with something like that and continue our exploration of the wonders of the universe.†   (source)
  • It was only through fortuitous circumstances that the mystery was ever resolved.†   (source)
  • The third day, she came home resolved.†   (source)
  • I stared at that middle line and waited so long for its black center to resolve into tight strokes and dots that I forgot to pronounce it.†   (source)
  • PLAYER (comforting): There … GUIL (near tears) : Nothing will be resolved without him….†   (source)
  • He resolved, when he could, to trade for flour.†   (source)
  • Whites were saying the right things, showing deep concern over injustices, expressing determination to resolve the problems of racism, but never really consulting with black people as equals.†   (source)
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  • Then the laugh becomes a rattle that resolves into a long, slow exhale.   (source)
    resolves = turns into
  • They came at mid-afternoon, resolving out of the bright mirror of the waves.   (source)
    resolving = becoming visible
  • He feels a wave of panic surge through him, one that resolves into a knot deep in his gut.   (source)
    resolves = turns into
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