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resolve
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • He always had some resolves like this or something.
    p. 173.8
resolves = firm decisions
  •   GENERAL RESOLVES
      No wasting time at Shafters or{a name, indecipherable}
      No more smokeing or chewing
      Bath every other day
      Read one improving book or magazine per week
      Save $5
    p. 173.5
resolves = firm decisions
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2  —2 uses as in:
How did you resolve the problem?
Definition
to solve a problem or settle a disagreement
  • 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.
    p. 81.4
resolved = settled
  • 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.
    p. 138.1
resolved = settled
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

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