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resolve
used in Wuthering Heights

21 uses
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Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 (6% in)
resolved = decided
  • So resolved, I grasped the latch and shook it vehemently.
    Chapter 2 (7% in)
  • The dismal spiritual atmosphere overcame, and more than neutralised, the glowing physical comforts round me; and I resolved to be cautious how I ventured under those rafters a third time.
    Chapter 2 (58% in)
  • This time, I remembered I was lying in the oak closet, and I heard distinctly the gusty wind, and the driving of the snow; I heard, also, the fir bough repeat its teasing sound, and ascribed it to the right cause: but it annoyed me so much, that I resolved to silence it, if possible; and, I thought, I rose and endeavoured to unhasp the casement.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • I resolved to encourage him.
    Chapter 8 (93% in)
  • At length I resolved on making an excuse to ask if they would have the candles lighted, and I opened the door.
    Chapter 10 (19% in)
  • This is not much connected with Miss Isabella's affair: except that it urged me to resolve further on mounting vigilant guard, and doing my utmost to cheek the spread of such bad influence at the Grange: even though I should wake a domestic storm, by thwarting Mrs. Linton's pleasure.
    Chapter 11 (22% in)
  • Edgar is restored from the ill-temper he gave way to at your coming; I begin to be secure and tranquil; and you, restless to know us at peace, appear resolved on exciting a quarrel.
    Chapter 11 (43% in)
  • Heathcliff, on the second thoughts, resolved to avoid a struggle against three underlings: he seized the poker, smashed the lock from the inner door, and made his escape as they tramped in.
    Chapter 11 (73% in)
  • And I told him how she had resolved, previous to his coming, on exhibiting a fit of frenzy.
    Chapter 11 (94% in)
  • I felt no inclination to tarry the event; and, resolving to seek medical aid on my own responsibility, I quitted the chamber.
    Chapter 12 (69% in)
  • The contents of the pan began to boil, and he turned to plunge his hand into the bowl; I conjectured that this preparation was probably for our supper, and, being hungry, I resolved it should be eatable; so, crying out sharply, 'I'll make the porridge!' I removed the vessel out of his reach, and proceeded to take off my hat and riding-habit.
    Chapter 13 (63% in)
  • The minute after a step traversed the hall; the open house was too tempting for Heathcliff to resist walking in: most likely he supposed that I was inclined to shirk my promise, and so resolved to trust to his own audacity.
    Chapter 15 (31% in)
  • Do you think he could bear to see me grow fat and merry — could bear to think that we were tranquil, and not resolve on poisoning our comfort?
    Chapter 17 (15% in)
  • Whatever I did, that idea would bother me: it was so tiresomely pertinacious that I resolved on requesting leave to go to Wuthering Heights, and assist in the last duties to the dead.
    Chapter 17 (88% in)
  • At first she sat silent; but that could not last: she had resolved to make a pet of her little cousin, as she would have him to be; and she commenced stroking his curls, and kissing his cheek, and offering him tea in her saucer, like a baby.
    Chapter 19 (52% in)
  • There is no clause in the will to secure it so: his property would go to me; but, to prevent disputes, I desire their union, and am resolved to bring it about.
    Chapter 21 (26% in)
  • 'And I'm resolved she shall never approach your house with me again,' I returned, as we reached the gate, where Miss Cathy waited our coming.
    Chapter 21 (27% in)
  • And I'm obliged to come down here — they resolved never to hear me up-stairs.
    Chapter 23 (18% in)
  • My young mistress alighted, and told me that, as she was resolved to stay a very little while, I had better hold the pony and remain on horseback; but I dissented: I wouldn't risk losing sight of the charge committed to me a minute; so we climbed the slope of heath together.
    Chapter 27 (8% in)
  • I scolded the stupid fellows well for listening to that tale, which I would not carry to my master; resolving to take a whole bevy up to the Heights, at day-light, and storm it literally, unless the prisoner were quietly surrendered to us.
    Chapter 28 (70% in)

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