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irresolute
used in War and Peace

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Definition
uncertain how to act or proceed
  • The troops of the left flank, infantry and hussars alike, felt that the commander did not himself know what to do, and this irresolution communicated itself to the men.
    Book Two — 1805 (85% in)
  • Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
    Book Two — 1805 (91% in)
  • The old count began irresolutely to admonish Nicholas and beg him to abandon his purpose.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (95% in)
  • He checked himself in the middle of the sentence, lowered his eyes to avoid seeing her unpleasantly irritated and irresolute face, and said: "I did not come here at all to quarrel with you.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (26% in)
  • Although that patience did come out, Pierre did not join the army, but remained in deserted Moscow ever in the same state of agitation, irresolution, and alarm, yet at the same time joyfully expecting something terrible.
    Book Ten — 1812 (50% in)
  • He halted irresolutely, not knowing whether to return or go on.
    Book Ten — 1812 (83% in)
  • On his thin, weak legs were heavy chains which hampered his irresolute movements.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (61% in)
  • At the battle of Borodino, when Bagration was killed and nine tenths of the men of our left flank had fallen and the full force of the French artillery fire was directed against it, the man sent there was this same irresolute and undiscerning Dokhturov—Kutuzov hastening to rectify a mistake he had made by sending someone else there first.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (79% in)
  • He stood irresolutely beside him in the passage.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (39% in)

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