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resolve
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

33 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • I had resolved that I would be virtuous, though I was a slave.
    10 — A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl's Life (69% in)
resolved = definitely decided
  • She had lived forty years under the same roof with my grandmother; she knew how faithfully she had served her owners, and how cruelly she had been defrauded of her rights; and she resolved to protect her.
    2 — The New Master And Mistress (56% in)
  • The war of my life had begun; and though one of God's most powerless creatures, I resolved never to be conquered.
    4 — The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man (22% in)
  • He resolved to venture on a short walk.
    4 — The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man (77% in)
  • But he resolved to remove the obstacle in the way of his scheme; and he thought he had planned it so that he should evade suspicion.
    6 — The Jealous Mistress (34% in)
  • But while the Free States sustain a law which hurls fugitives back into slavery, how can the slaves resolve to become men?
    8 — What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North (33% in)
  • Report said that this young lady cherished an unrequited affection for a man who had resolved to marry for wealth.
    9 — Sketches Of Neighboring Slaveholders (64% in)
  • I was lowered in my own estimation, and had resolved to bear his abuse in silence.
    11 — The New Tie To Life (12% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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  • However, I resolved to try the experiment.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (9% in)
  • A Christian name they were at least entitled to; and we resolved to call my boy for our dear good Benjamin, who had gone far away from us.
    14 — Another Link To Life (72% in)
  • After much discussion, my friends resolved on making another trial.
    15 — Continued Persecutions (4% in)
  • I resolved to go to the plantation.
    15 — Continued Persecutions (79% in)
  • My mind was made up; I was resolved that I would foil my master and save my children, or I would perish in the attempt.
    15 — Continued Persecutions (84% in)
  • I had a woman's pride, and a mother's love for my children; and I resolved that out of the darkness of this hour a brighter dawn should rise for them.
    15 — Continued Persecutions (99% in)
  • I resolved to obey orders so far as duty required; but within myself, I determined to make my stay as short as possible.
    16 — Scenes At The Plantation (2% in)
  • I resolved to give him no cause to accuse me of being too much of a lady, so far as work was concerned.
    16 — Scenes At The Plantation (8% in)
  • But now that I was certain my children were to be put in their power, in order to give them a stronger hold on me, I resolved to leave them that night.
    17 — The Flight (12% in)
  • When I started upon this hazardous undertaking, I had resolved that, come what would, there should be no turning back.
    18 — Months Of Peril (14% in)
  • Unwilling to alarm her mistress, Betty resolved to dispose of me herself.
    18 — Months Of Peril (80% in)
  • I supposed he would call before he left, to say something to my grandmother concerning the children, and I resolved what course to take.
    24 — The Candidate For Congress (23% in)
  • I resolved to match my cunning against his cunning.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (4% in)
  • In order to make him believe that I was in New York, I resolved to write him a letter dated from that place.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (5% in)
  • I resolved, therefore, to continue to write letters from the north from time to time.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (89% in)
  • He had too often known such accidents to happen to slaves who had kind masters, and he wisely resolved to make sure of the present opportunity to own himself.
    26 — Important Era In My Brother's Life (91% in)
  • I resolved to remind him of the promise he had made me, and to throw myself upon his honor for the performance of it.
    27 — New Destination For The Children (18% in)
  • I resolved to go, but thought nothing had better be said to my grandmother till very near the time of departure.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (30% in)
  • I resolved to have an interview with him before I went, that I might give him cautions and advice, and tell him how anxiously I should be waiting for him at the north.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (35% in)
  • I promised the dear old faithful friend that I would write to her as soon as I arrived, and put the letter in a safe way to reach her; but in my own mind I resolved that not another cent of her hard earnings should be spent to pay rapacious slaveholders for what they called their property.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (39% in)
  • The intervening time I resolved to spend with my son.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (80% in)
  • I staid a month after this, and finding I was resolved to stand up for my rights, they concluded to treat me well.
    35 — Prejudice Against Color (96% in)
  • I went home resolved to tell her in the morning.
    36 — The Hairbreadth Escape (52% in)
  • During the two years we had lived together I had often resolved to tell her something about her father; but I had never been able to muster sufficient courage.
    39 — The Confession (13% in)
  • I did this for my own sake, thinking my young mistress and her husband might be among the list; I wished also to give information to others, if necessary; for if many were "running to and fro," I resolved that "knowledge should be increased."
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (38% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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