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firm in purpose or belief
  • She entered the room with resolute steps.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (80% in)
resolute = firm in purpose
  • The middle of the upper lip formed a sharp wedge and closed firmly on the firm lower one, and something like two distinct smiles played continually round the two corners of the mouth; this, together with the resolute, insolent intelligence of his eyes, produced an effect which made it impossible not to notice his face.
    Book One — 1805 (26% in)
  • After he had gone Pierre continued pacing up and down the room for a long time, no longer piercing an imaginary foe with his imaginary sword, but smiling at the remembrance of that pleasant, intelligent, and resolute young man.
    Book One — 1805 (48% in)
  • What sweets are we going to have?" and Natasha's voice sounded still more firm and resolute.
    Book One — 1805 (57% in)
  • Through that door was heard a noise of things being moved about, and at last Anna Mikhaylovna, still with the same expression, pale but resolute in the discharge of duty, ran out and touching Pierre lightly on the arm said: "The divine mercy is inexhaustible!
    Book One — 1805 (71% in)
  • "Oh, my God!" he added, stepping resolutely forward.
    Book Two — 1805 (2% in)
  • The regimental commander, flushing, ran to his horse, seized the stirrup with trembling hands, threw his body across the saddle, righted himself, drew his saber, and with a happy and resolute countenance, opening his mouth awry, prepared to shout.
    Book Two — 1805 (4% in)
  • "Forward, with God!" said Bagration, in a resolute, sonorous voice, turning for a moment to the front line, and slightly swinging his arms, he went forward uneasily over the rough field with the awkward gait of a cavalryman.
    Book Two — 1805 (82% in)
  • Shaking himself, he rose, threw back his head, and with resolute steps went past the ladies into the little drawing room.
    Book Three — 1805 (14% in)
  • It's true that all you women are crybabies," remarked Petya, pacing the room with large, resolute strides.
    Book Three — 1805 (35% in)
  • On being relieved from picket duty Rostov had managed to get a few hours' sleep before morning and felt cheerful, bold, and resolute, with elasticity of movement, faith in his good fortune, and generally in that state of mind which makes everything seem possible, pleasant, and easy.
    Book Three — 1805 (87% in)
  • Most of those present were elderly, respected men with broad, self-confident faces, fat fingers, and resolute gestures and voices.
    Book Four — 1806 (23% in)
  • Feeling himself in their power, he resolutely took the salver with both hands and looked sternly and reproachfully at the count who had presented it to him.
    Book Four — 1806 (27% in)
  • "There's nothing for me to understand," she cried out with resolute self-will, "he is wicked and heartless.
    Book Four — 1806 (69% in)
  • He looked at the countess, and seeing her severe face said: "Well, good-by, Countess," and kissing her hand, he left the room with quick resolute strides, without looking at Natasha.
    Book Four — 1806 (99% in)
  • Kozlovski scanned the ranks resolutely and included Rostov in his scrutiny.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (96% in)
  • In the society in which Prince Andrew lived he had never seen anyone who together with awkward and clumsy gestures possessed such calmness and self-assurance; he had never seen so resolute yet gentle an expression as that in those half-closed, rather humid eyes, or so firm a smile that expressed nothing; nor had he heard such a refined, smooth, soft voice; above all he had never seen such delicate whiteness of face or hands—hands which were broad, but very plump, soft, and white.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (14% in)
  • He felt the weight of that resolute and affectionate scrutiny and glanced at her occasionally.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (44% in)
  • "Well, if it's too long we'll take it up.... we'll tack it up in one minute," said the resolute Dunyasha taking a needle that was stuck on the front of her little shawl and, still kneeling on the floor, set to work once more.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (53% in)
  • The young count paid no heed to them, but, breathing hard, passed by with resolute strides and went into the house.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (9% in)
  • Eh, no matter, forward...." the wolf seemed to say to herself, and she moved forward without again looking round and with a quiet, long, easy yet resolute lope.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (28% in)
  • He rode in angry agitation toward him, firmly grasping his whip and fully prepared to take the most resolute and desperate steps to punish his enemy.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (36% in)
  • Princess Mary hastily wiped away her tears, went resolutely up to Mademoiselle Bourienne, and evidently unconscious of what she was doing began shouting in angry haste at the Frenchwoman, her voice breaking: "It's horrible, vile, inhuman, to take advantage of the weakness...."
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (10% in)
  • Marya Dmitrievna, who knew how the prince had received the Rostovs, pretended not to notice how upset Natasha was and jested resolutely and loudly at table with the count and the other guests.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (35% in)
  • So this is the meaning of her excited, resolute, unnatural look the day before yesterday, yesterday, and today," thought Sonya.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (65% in)
  • I will write to him, and I will tell Papa!" said Sonya resolutely.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (67% in)
  • "I am afraid you're going to your ruin," said Sonya resolutely, and was herself horrified at what she had said.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (69% in)
  • There was something particularly pathetic and resolute in her face today.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (70% in)
  • She stopped, seeing in the forward thrust of her husband's head, in his glowing eyes and his resolute gait, the terrible indications of that rage and strength which she knew and had herself experienced after his duel with Dolokhov.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (89% in)
  • He resolutely denied these rumors, assuring everyone that nothing had happened except that his brother-in-law had proposed to her and been refused.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (92% in)
  • He heard hurried footsteps beyond the door, both halves of it were opened rapidly; all was silent and then from the study the sound was heard of other steps, firm and resolute—they were those of Napoleon.
    Book Nine — 1812 (19% in)
  • Natasha began resolutely and suddenly stopped.
    Book Nine — 1812 (87% in)
  • As he approached the Kremlin he even began to avoid being crushed and resolutely stuck out his elbows in a menacing way.
    Book Nine — 1812 (88% in)
  • After standing some time in the gateway, Petya tried to move forward in front of the others without waiting for all the carriages to pass, and he began resolutely working his way with his elbows, but the woman just in front of him, who was the first against whom he directed his efforts, angrily shouted at him: "What are you shoving for, young lordling?
    Book Nine — 1812 (88% in)
  • On returning home Petya announced resolutely and firmly that if he was not allowed to enter the service he would run away.
    Book Nine — 1812 (92% in)
  • "The one in pink is mine, so keep off!" said Ilyin on seeing Dunyasha running resolutely toward him.
    Book Ten — 1812 (37% in)
  • Without considering what he would do he moved unconciously with quick, resolute steps toward the crowd.
    Book Ten — 1812 (39% in)
  • The peasants in the crowd were similarly impressed when they saw Rostov's rapid, firm steps and resolute, frowning face.
    Book Ten — 1812 (39% in)
  • "I am very glad to meet you here, Count," he said aloud, regardless of the presence of strangers and in a particularly resolute and solemn tone.
    Book Ten — 1812 (62% in)
  • Everybody expected some prank from her and did not wish to obey her; but she resolutely and passionately demanded obedience, grew angry and nearly cried because they did not heed her, and at last succeeded in making them believe her.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (31% in)
  • The major-domo to whom these entreaties were addressed, though he was sorry for the wounded, resolutely refused, saying that he dare not even mention the matter to the count.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (34% in)
  • Just then Mavra Kuzminichna appeared from behind the corner of the house with a frightened yet resolute look, carrying a rolled-up check kerchief in her hand.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (53% in)
  • And rapidly opening the door he went resolutely out onto the balcony.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (61% in)
  • He felt young, bright, adroit, and resolute.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (96% in)
  • And without knowing how this aimless lie had escaped him, he went along with resolute and triumphant steps between the French soldiers.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (**% in)
  • Without replying, the sergeant, with a resolute air, mounted and rode away with Grekov whose men had quickly assembled.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (24% in)
  • The look of his eyes was resolute, calm, and animatedly alert, as never before.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (51% in)
  • During the hour Pierre watched them they all came flowing from the different streets with one and the same desire to get on quickly; they all jostled one another, began to grow angry and to fight, white teeth gleamed, brows frowned, ever the same words of abuse flew from side to side, and all the faces bore the same swaggeringly resolute and coldly cruel expression that had struck Pierre that morning on the corporal's face when the drums were beating.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (73% in)
  • On Konovnitsyn's handsome, resolute face with cheeks flushed by fever, there still remained for an instant a faraway dreamy expression remote from present affairs, but then he suddenly started and his face assumed its habitual calm and firm appearance.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (85% in)
  • 'Shout loud at them,' he says, 'and you'll take them all,' " Tikhon concluded, looking cheerfully and resolutely into Denisov's eyes.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (32% in)
  • I divined his noble, resolute, self-sacrificing spirit too," she said to herself.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (48% in)
  • Nicholas and Denisov rose, asked for their pipes, smoked, went to fetch more tea from Sonya—who sat weary but resolute at the samovar—and questioned Pierre.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (65% in)
  • The Tugendbund is all vewy well for the sausage eaters, but I don't understand it and can't even pwonounce it," interposed Denisov in a loud and resolute voice.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (67% in)

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