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resolution
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a New Year's resolution
Definition
a firm decision to do something
  • Through tears, he apologized and promised never to mistreat another POW. His resolution didn't last.
    p. 236.5
resolution = decision
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2  —1 use as in:
Her resolution weakened.
Definition
determination (firmness of purpose)
  • Though exhausted, they fought the urge to sleep, afraid that a ship or submarine would pass and they'd miss it. ... Mac was alone in his wakefulness, his mind spinning with fear. ... Grasping at an addled resolution, he began to stir.
    p. 130.9
resolution = determination (firmness of purpose)

(editor's note:  The adjective, addled, describes him as "unable to think clearly.")
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