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- Firm, unyielding, determined.
- She was resolute in her determination to resist his romantic advances.
- He was resolute in his decision to stay.
- c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iv]:
- Edward is at hand, / Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
- (Can we date this quote?), Emily Dickinson, ‘I’m the little “Heart’s Ease”!’ (poem):
- If the Coward Bumble Bee / In his chimney corner stay, / I, must resoluter be!
- 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Villa had plenty of opportunities to make the game safe after a shaky start and despite not reaching any great heights, they were resolute enough to take control of the game in the second half.
- (obsolete) Convinced; satisfied; sure.
- The one-word comparative form resoluter and superlative form resolutest are both well attested, though not as common as the two-word forms “more resolute” and “most resolute”.
- See also Thesaurus:obstinate
firm, unyielding, determined
resolute (plural resolutes)
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