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resolve
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

6 uses
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Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • Tom resolved that he would never trust a man like that again.
    Chapter 22 (24% in)
resolved = decided
  • They inwardly resolved to watch him nights, when opportunity should offer, in the hope of getting a glimpse of his dread master.
    Chapter 11 (57% in)
  • The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to acquire it shortly.
    Chapter 13 (80% in)
  • So they inwardly resolved that so long as they remained in the business, their piracies should not again be sullied with the crime of stealing.
    Chapter 13 (98% in)
  • She resolved to let him get whipped on the damaged spelling-book's account, and to hate him forever, into the bargain.
    Chapter 18 (99% in)
  • They resolved to keep a lookout for that Spaniard when he should come to town spying out for chances to do his revengeful job, and follow him to "Number Two," wherever that might be.
    Chapter 26 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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