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resolve
used in The War of the Worlds

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • I resolved to leave him—would that I had!
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (21% in)
resolved = decided
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • There had been a hasty consultation, and since the Martians were evidently, in spite of their repulsive forms, intelligent creatures, it had been resolved to show them, by approaching them with signals, that we too were intelligent.
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — The Heat-Ray (37% in)
  • I resolved to leave this strange undisciplined dreamer of great things to his drink and gluttony, and to go on into London.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (99% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in The War of the Worlds.

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2  —2 uses as in:
Her resolve weakened.
Definition
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
  • I stopped to look at them, drawing a lesson from their stout resolve to live.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (18% in)
resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
  • An insane resolve possessed me.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (58% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in The War of the Worlds.

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