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resolve
used in Atonement

7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
How did you resolve the problem?
Definition
to solve a problem or settle a disagreement
  • A young man and woman by a fountain, who clearly have a great deal of unresolved feeling between them, tussle over a Ming vase and break it.
    Part 3 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in Atonement.

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  • So too is the resolve in her that follows, and the sense of initiation into grown-up mysteries.
    Part 3 (44% in)
  • Only when a story was finished, all fates resolved and the whole matter sealed off at both ends so it resembled, at least in this one respect, every other finished story in the world, could she feel immune, and ready to punch holes in the margins, bind the chapters with pieces of string, paint or draw the cover, and take the finished work to show to her mother, or her father, when he was home.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • The suggestion prompted an exchange of glances between Cecilia and her brother, and thus their discord was resolved.
    Part 1 (28% in)
  • Also, Cecilia had resolved afresh to be with her brother on the terrace; it was therefore important to be with the winning faction and push to a quick conclusion.
    Part 1 (55% in)
  • And so it was resolved and the roast was saved.
    Part 1 (55% in)
  • One is intrigued by her resolve to abandon the fairy stories and homemade folktales and plays she has been writing (how much nicer if we had the flavor of one) but she may have thrown the baby of fictional technique out with the folktale water.
    Part 3 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "resolve" in Atonement.

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