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resolve
used in Hard Times

3 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • However, as it must be done, ... so, after attempting several letters, and failing in them all, he resolved to do it by word of mouth.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — Husband and Wife (6% in)
resolved = definitely decided
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • After a few dashes in the public meeting way, Mr. Gradgrind and a council of political sages approved of Jem, and it was resolved to send him down to Coketown, to become known there and in the neighbourhood.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — Mr. James Harthouse (17% in)
  • I know weel that yo aw resolve to ha nommore ado wi' a man who is not wi' yo in this matther.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — Men and Brothers (58% in)
  • That he might not be remiss in his part of the engagement, he resolved to wait full two hours, on this third and last night.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — Fading Away (85% in)
  • Mr. Bounderby, having got it into his explosive composition that Mrs. Sparsit was a highly superior woman to perceive that he had that general cross upon him in his deserts (for he had not yet settled what it was), and further that Louisa would have objected to her as a frequent visitor if it had comported with his greatness that she should object to anything he chose to do, resolved not to lose sight of Mrs. Sparsit easily.
    2.10 — Book 2 Chapter 10 — Mrs. Sparsit's Staircase (12% in)
  • Things having come to this pass, and showing no latent signs of stirring beyond it, the upshot of Mr. Bounderby's investigations was, that he resolved to hazard a bold burst.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Lost (7% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
This committee hereby resolves...
Definition
make a decision or voice an opinion by formal group vote
  • ...I propose to you on the part of the United Aggregate Tribunal, ever watchful for your welfare, ever zealous for your benefit, that this meeting does Resolve: That Stephen Blackpool, weaver, referred to in this placard, having been already solemnly disowned by the community of Coketown Hands, the same are free from the shame of his misdeeds, and...
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Lost (29% in)
resolve = make a decision or voice an opinion by formal group vote
  • ...with a noble and majestic unanimity that will make Tyrants tremble, resolve for to subscribe to the funds of the United Aggregate Tribunal, and to abide by the injunctions issued by that body for your benefit, whatever they may be...
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — Men and Brothers (28% in)

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3  —1 use as in:
Her resolve weakened.
Definition
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
  • It was in vain for Bounderby to bluster or to assert himself in any of his explosive ways; Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — Husband and Wife (58% in)
resolved = determined (having firm purpose or having firmly decided)
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