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resolve
used in A Christmas Carol

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • But nothing doubting that to whomsoever they applied they had some latent moral for his own improvement, he resolved to treasure up every word he heard, and everything he saw; and especially to observe the shadow of himself when it appeared.
    4 — The Last of the Three Spirits (20% in)
resolved = decided
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Every time he resolved within himself, after mature inquiry, that it was all a dream, his mind flew back again, like a strong spring released, to its first position, and presented the same problem to be worked all through, "Was it a dream or not?"
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (6% in)
  • resolved = decided
  • He resolved to lie awake until the hour was passed;
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (7% in)
resolved = decided
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in A Christmas Carol.

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2  —1 use as in:
Her resolve weakened.
Definition
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
  • But scorning rest, upon his reappearance, he instantly began again, though there were no dancers yet, as if the other fiddler had been carried home, exhausted, on a shutter, and he were a bran-new man resolved to beat him out of sight, or perish.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (62% in)
resolved = determined (having firm purpose)
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in A Christmas Carol.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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