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resolute
used in Babbitt

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Definition
firm in purpose or belief
  • for however resolute he might be at dawn, he could not, for a single evening, check his drift.
    Chapter 29 (20% in)
resolute = firm in purpose
  • He was able to get through the other crises of dressing with comparative resoluteness and calm.
    Chapter 1 (59% in)
  • But Frink went on resolutely, "You take and save the shells from peas, and pour six gallons of water on a bushel of shells and boil the mixture till—"
    Chapter 8 (65% in)
  • Orville Jones announced, "Say, I heard a Good One the other day about a coupla Swedes and their wives," and, in the best Jewish accent, he resolutely carried the Good One to a slightly disinfected ending.
    Chapter 8 (76% in)
  • No apartment-house in Zenith had more resolutely experimented in condensation than the Revelstoke Arms, in which Paul and Zilla Riesling had a flat.
    Chapter 10 (0% in)
  • With no Vergil Gunches before whom to set his face in resolute optimism, he beheld, and half admitted that he beheld, his way of life as incredibly mechanical.
    Chapter 18 (95% in)
  • If for public appearances Zilla was over-coiffed, over-painted, and resolutely corseted, for private misery she wore a filthy blue dressing-gown and torn stockings thrust into streaky pink satin mules.
    Chapter 20 (69% in)
  • In the tender darkness, with the clamor in the house behind them, he resolutely took her hand.
    Chapter 23 (93% in)
  • When he had stayed away from her for five days, hourly taking pride in his resoluteness and hourly picturing how greatly Tanis must miss him, Miss McGoun reported, "Mrs.
    Chapter 31 (8% in)
  • He resolutely put his hands behind him.
    Chapter 31 (92% in)
  • They were large, resolute, big-jawed men, and they were all high lords in the land of Zenith—Dr. Dilling the surgeon, Charles McKelvey the contractor, and, most dismaying of all, the white-bearded Colonel Rutherford Snow, owner of the Advocate-Times.
    Chapter 32 (21% in)

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