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resolve
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
Definition
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
  • Though he had resolved never to let the Bird knock him down, the power of the blow, and the explosive pain that followed, overawed everything in him.
    p. 251.8
resolved = firmly decided
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He resolved to disappear forever.
    p. 335.7
  • resolved = decided
  • With trepidation, he had resolved to go to Sugamo to stand before these men.
    p. 378.3
resolved = decided
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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2  —1 use as in:
How did you resolve the problem?
Definition
to solve a problem or settle a disagreement
  • Everyone thought that the issue was resolved.
    p. 227.8
resolved = settled
There are no more uses of "resolve" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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