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- adv. In a decisive manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a conclusive manner; in a manner to end deliberation, controversy, doubt, or contest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with firmness
- adv. with finality; conclusively
- adv. in an indisputable degree
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With the development of new trade routes around the southern tip of Africa by the Portuguese and the discovery of the New World by Columbus, the center of the Western world moved decisively from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
One should strive to win decisively and obviously.
Not only did he win decisively, he also had the Independent party, the Green party, the Libertarian party and other parties to compete with.
Ware will win decisively so you'll just have to get used to it.
Some supporters said they had discussed how to raise with Clinton the subject of withdrawing from the race should she fail to win decisively on March 4.
Will the United States need to adopt highly limited war aims — a reversal of the Powell Doctrine of committing overwhelming force to win decisively?
Its seems to me that its a fundamental change to the very system or structure of government, moving control decisively from a one set of interests to another, and driven by the popular will.
Her decision to endorse Ned Lamont after today's tragic events show a beginning of weakness on her saving grace: Her understanding of the need to win decisively the war on terror.
In Iraq, U.S. forces swiftly defeated the enemy (the war was quick and didn't metastasize) but did not win decisively (a big reason why the military aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom has been so protracted).
To be fair, they did force out the guy who said there were no WMD's, the general who said we'll need a lot more troops to win decisively in Iraq, and the Treasury secretary who said that tax cuts would explode the deficit.