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determine
used in Frankenstein

3 meanings, 27 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
this game determines the champion
Definition
to control (how something will turn out)
  • "I understand your feeling," continued he, perceiving that I wished to interrupt him; "but you are mistaken, my friend, if thus you will allow me to name you; nothing can alter my destiny; listen to my history, and you will perceive how irrevocably it is determined."
    Introductory Letters (97% in)
determined = controlled
There are no more uses of "determine" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —4 uses as in:
is determined to succeed
Definition
firm in purpose
  • Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness; but they confirm me in a determination of not creating you a companion in vice.
    Chapter 20 (29% in)
determination = firmness of purpose
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?
    Introductory Letters (51% in)
  • determined = firm in purpose
  • The fresh air revived me, and with renewed determination I approached the door of their cottage.
    Chapter 15 (71% in)
  • determination = firmness of purpose
  • The monster saw my determination in my face and gnashed his teeth in the impotence of anger.
    Chapter 20 (30% in)
determination = firmness of purpose
There are no more uses of "determined" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
3  —22 uses as in:
I determined what to do
Definition
decide
  • I had determined at one time that the memory of these evils should die with me, but you have won me to alter my determination.
    Introductory Letters (91% in)
determined = decided

(editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I had determined at one time that the memory of these evils should die with me, but you have won me to alter my determination.
    Introductory Letters (91% in)
  • determination = decision
  • My departure for Ingolstadt, which had been deferred by these events, was now again determined upon.
    Chapter 3 (21% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • I revolved these circumstances in my mind and determined thenceforth to apply myself more particularly to those branches of natural philosophy which relate to physiology.
    Chapter 4 (22% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • After having formed this determination and having spent some months in successfully collecting and arranging my materials, I began.
    Chapter 4 (59% in)
  • determination = decision
  • These reflections determined me, and I resolved to remain silent.
    Chapter 7 (66% in)
  • determined = made my mind up for

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • I determined to go without a guide, for I was well acquainted with the path, and the presence of another would destroy the solitary grandeur of the scene.
    Chapter 10 (18% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • My heart was full, and I did not answer him, but as I proceeded, I weighed the various arguments that he had used and determined at least to listen to his tale.
    Chapter 10 (94% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • It was noon when I awoke, and allured by the warmth of the sun, which shone brightly on the white ground, I determined to recommence my travels;
    Chapter 11 (50% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • Being thus provided, I resolved to reside in this hovel until something should occur which might alter my determination.
    Chapter 11 (67% in)
  • determination = decision
  • She hesitated some time, but at length she formed her determination.
    Chapter 14 (92% in)
  • determination = decision
  • Accordingly I hid myself in some thick underwood, determining to devote the ensuing hours to reflection on my situation.
    Chapter 16 (10% in)
  • determining = deciding

    (editor's note:  This sense of determining is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by deciding.)
  • I do not wish to take any unfair advantage, and I beg therefore that you will take some days to consider of your determination.
    Chapter 16 (24% in)
  • determination = decision
  • But on you only had I any claim for pity and redress, and from you I determined to seek that justice which I vainly attempted to gain from any other being that wore the human form.
    Chapter 16 (46% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • London was our present point of rest; we determined to remain several months in this wonderful and celebrated city.
    Chapter 19 (0% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • We accordingly determined to commence our journey towards the north at the expiration of another month.
    Chapter 19 (22% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • Having parted from my friend, I determined to visit some remote spot of Scotland and finish my work in solitude.
    Chapter 19 (75% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • This letter in a degree recalled me to life, and I determined to quit my island at the expiration of two days.
    Chapter 20 (55% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • With trembling hand I conveyed the instruments out of the room, but I reflected that I ought not to leave the relics of my work to excite the horror and suspicion of the peasants; and I accordingly put them into a basket, with a great quantity of stones, and laying them up, determined to throw them into the sea that very night; and in the meantime I sat upon the beach, employed in cleaning and arranging my chemical apparatus.
    Chapter 20 (60% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • On that night he had determined to consummate his crimes by my death.
    Chapter 22 (42% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • You have determined to live, and I am satisfied.
    Chapter 24 (8% in)
  • determined = decided

    (editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
  • I had determined, if you were going southwards, still to trust myself to the mercy of the seas rather than abandon my purpose.
    Chapter 24 (33% in)
determined = decided

(editor's note:  This sense of determined is seen more in classic literature. In most of those uses today, it would be replaced by decided.)
There are no more uses of "determine" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

Typical Usage  (best examples)