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used in Frankenstein

2 meanings, 37 uses
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1  —36 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • 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.
    Introductory Letters (97% in)
resolved = decided
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Six years have passed since I resolved on my present undertaking.
    Introductory Letters (13% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?
    Introductory Letters (51% in)
  • resolved = firmly decided
  • When I had attained the age of seventeen my parents resolved that I should become a student at the university of Ingolstadt.
    Chapter 3 (0% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • My departure was therefore fixed at an early date, but before the day resolved upon could arrive, the first misfortune of my life occurred—an omen, as it were, of my future misery.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention, to make the being of a gigantic stature, that is to say, about eight feet in height, and proportionably large.
    Chapter 4 (58% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • Resolved to pursue no inglorious career, he turned his eyes toward the East, as affording scope for his spirit of enterprise.
    Chapter 6 (73% in)
  • resolved = having decided
  • The sky was serene; and, as I was unable to rest, I resolved to visit the spot where my poor William had been murdered.
    Chapter 7 (41% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • These reflections determined me, and I resolved to remain silent.
    Chapter 7 (66% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • My mule was brought to the door, and I resolved to ascend to the summit of Montanvert.
    Chapter 10 (15% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I trembled with rage and horror, resolving to wait his approach and then close with him in mortal combat.
    Chapter 10 (47% in)
  • resolving = deciding
  • When I found this, I resolved to quit the place that I had hitherto inhabited, to seek for one where the few wants I experienced would be more easily satisfied.
    Chapter 11 (37% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • Being thus provided, I resolved to reside in this hovel until something should occur which might alter my determination.
    Chapter 11 (67% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I remembered too well the treatment I had suffered the night before from the barbarous villagers, and resolved, whatever course of conduct I might hereafter think it right to pursue, that for the present I would remain quietly in my hovel, watching and endeavouring to discover the motives which influenced their actions.
    Chapter 12 (3% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • Safie resolved to remain with her father until the moment of his departure, before which time the Turk renewed his promise that she should be united to his deliverer; and Felix remained with them in expectation of that event; and in the meantime he enjoyed the society of the Arabian, who exhibited towards him the simplest and tenderest affection.
    Chapter 14 (50% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • When alone, Safie resolved in her own mind the plan of conduct that it would become her to pursue in this emergency.
    Chapter 14 (89% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I resolved, at least, not to despair, but in every way to fit myself for an interview with them which would decide my fate.
    Chapter 15 (42% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I endeavoured to crush these fears and to fortify myself for the trial which in a few months I resolved to undergo; and sometimes I allowed my thoughts, unchecked by reason, to ramble in the fields of Paradise, and dared to fancy amiable and lovely creatures sympathizing with my feelings and cheering my gloom; their angelic countenances breathed smiles of consolation.
    Chapter 15 (50% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • But I did not believe my errors to be irretrievable, and after much consideration I resolved to return to the cottage, seek the old man, and by my representations win him to my party.
    Chapter 16 (14% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I resolved to fly far from the scene of my misfortunes; but to me, hated and despised, every country must be equally horrible.
    Chapter 16 (39% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • You had mentioned Geneva as the name of your native town, and towards this place I resolved to proceed.
    Chapter 16 (42% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • For some days I haunted the spot where these scenes had taken place, sometimes wishing to see you, sometimes resolved to quit the world and its miseries forever.
    Chapter 16 (97% in)
  • resolved = determined
  • Yet even thus I loved them to adoration; and to save them, I resolved to dedicate myself to my most abhorred task.
    Chapter 17 (98% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • Beyond Cologne we descended to the plains of Holland; and we resolved to post the remainder of our way, for the wind was contrary and the stream of the river was too gentle to aid us.
    Chapter 18 (95% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • In this expedition we did not intend to follow the great road to Edinburgh, but to visit Windsor, Oxford, Matlock, and the Cumberland lakes, resolving to arrive at the completion of this tour about the end of July.
    Chapter 19 (23% in)
  • resolving = deciding
  • I packed up my chemical instruments and the materials I had collected, resolving to finish my labours in some obscure nook in the northern highlands of Scotland.
    Chapter 19 (24% in)
  • resolving = deciding
  • The prospect did not move me to fear; yet when I thought of my beloved Elizabeth, of her tears and endless sorrow, when she should find her lover so barbarously snatched from her, tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes, and I resolved not to fall before my enemy without a bitter struggle.
    Chapter 20 (43% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I had resolved in my own mind that to create another like the fiend I had first made would be an act of the basest and most atrocious selfishness, and I banished from my mind every thought that could lead to a different conclusion.
    Chapter 20 (64% in)
  • resolved = firmly decided
  • But it refreshed me and filled me with such agreeable sensations that I resolved to prolong my stay on the water, and fixing the rudder in a direct position, stretched myself at the bottom of the boat.
    Chapter 20 (69% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • As I was in a state of extreme debility, I resolved to sail directly towards the town, as a place where I could most easily procure nourishment.
    Chapter 20 (85% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I resolved, therefore, that if my immediate union with my cousin would conduce either to hers or my father's happiness, my adversary's designs against my life should not retard it a single hour.
    Chapter 22 (50% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • I was anxious and watchful, while my right hand grasped a pistol which was hidden in my bosom; every sound terrified me, but I resolved that I would sell my life dearly and not shrink from the conflict until my own life or that of my adversary was extinguished.
    Chapter 23 (7% in)
  • resolved = firmly decided
  • I passed an hour in this state of mind, when suddenly I reflected how fearful the combat which I momentarily expected would be to my wife, and I earnestly entreated her to retire, resolving not to join her until I had obtained some knowledge as to the situation of my enemy.
    Chapter 23 (12% in)
  • resolving = deciding
  • I started up and resolved to return to Geneva with all possible speed.
    Chapter 23 (44% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • My courage and perseverance were invigorated by these scoffing words; I resolved not to fail in my purpose, and calling on heaven to support me, I continued with unabated fervour to traverse immense deserts, until the ocean appeared at a distance and formed the utmost boundary of the horizon.
    Chapter 24 (20% in)
  • resolved = firmly decided
  • I recollected my threat and resolved that it should be accomplished.
    Chapter 24 (84% in)
resolved = firmly decided
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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2  —1 use as in:
Her resolve weakened.
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
  • He said little, but when he spoke I read in his kindling eye and in his animated glance a restrained but firm resolve not to be chained to the miserable details of commerce.
    Chapter 3 (30% in)
resolve = determination
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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