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firm in purpose or belief
  • And Mr. Casaubon had many scruples: he was capable of a severe self-restraint; he was resolute in being a man of honor according to the code; he would be unimpeachable by any recognized opinion.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (57% in)
  • He was but seven-and-twenty, an age at which many men are not quite common—at which they are hopeful of achievement, resolute in avoidance, thinking that Mammon shall never put a bit in their mouths and get astride their backs, but rather that Mammon, if they have anything to do with him, shall draw their chariot.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (19% in)
  • Very few men could have been as filial and chivalrous as he was to the mother, aunt, and sister, whose dependence on him had in many ways shaped his life rather uneasily for himself; few men who feel the pressure of small needs are so nobly resolute not to dress up their inevitably self-interested desires in a pretext of better motives.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (53% in)
  • "No, sir, I will not," said Mary, more resolutely still.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (97% in)
  • Her eyes filled with tears, for something indefinable, something like the resolute suppression of a pain in Mr. Farebrother's manner, made her feel suddenly miserable, as she had once felt when she saw her father's hands trembling in a moment of trouble.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (87% in)
  • But it was at least clear that further objection was useless, and Mr. Bulstrode, in giving orders to the housekeeper for the accommodation of the guest, had a resolute air of quietude.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (93% in)
  • Dorothea's native strength of will was no longer all converted into resolute submission.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (2% in)
  • Fred felt an awkward movement of the heart; he had not thought of desk-work; but he was in a resolute mood, and not going to shrink.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (30% in)
  • It succeeded in enforcing submission from the jaded man this morning: his empoisoned system at this moment quailed before Bulstrode's cold, resolute bearing, and he was taken off quietly in the carriage before the family breakfast time.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (53% in)
  • She had no sense of chill resolute repulsion, of reticent self-justification such as she had known under Lydgate's most stormy displeasure: all her sensibility was turned into a bewildering novelty of pain; she felt a new terrified recoil under a lash never experienced before.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (48% in)

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