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resolution
used in Dracula

2 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
a New Year's resolution
Definition
a firm decision to do something
  • Glad I made the resolution, gladder that I kept to it.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
resolution = firm decision
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It took all my courage to hold to the wise resolution of keeping her out of our grim task.
    Chapter 20 (46% in)
  • resolution = decision
  • I am glad we made our resolution in time, as with such a feeling as this, our growing knowledge would be torture to her.
    Chapter 20 (47% in)
  • resolution = decision
  • I had to give in, for Mina's resolution was fixed.
    Chapter 22 (52% in)
resolution = decision
There are no more uses of "resolution" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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2  —7 uses as in:
Her resolution weakened.
Definition
determination (firmness of purpose)
  • She looked at me so appealingly, and at the same time manifested such courage and resolution in her bearing, that I gave in at once to her wishes.
    Chapter 17 (34% in)
resolution = determination
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • All the resolution has gone out of his dear eyes, and that quiet dignity which I told you was in his face has vanished.
    Chapter 9 (2% in)
  • resolution = determination (or perhaps clarity)
  • [Van Helsing] is a philosopher and a metaphysician, and one of the most advanced scientists of his day, and he has, I believe, an absolutely open mind. This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, and indomitable resolution, self-command, and...
    Chapter 9 (62% in)
  • resolution = determination
  • Only resolution and habit can let me make an entry tonight. I am too miserable, too...
    Chapter 12 (76% in)
  • resolution = determination
  • That mighty brain and that iron resolution went with him to his grave, and are even now arrayed against us.
    Chapter 18 (58% in)
  • resolution = determination
  • ...the shadow of dread seemed to slip from us like a robe, and the occasion of our coming lost something of its grim significance, though we did not slacken a whit in our resolution.
    Chapter 19 (42% in)
  • resolution = determination
  • Even in his sleep he is intense with resolution.
    Chapter 27 (5% in)
resolution = determination
There are no more uses of "resolution" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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