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  • adv. In a determined manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a determined manner; with determination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a determined manner; with determination; unwaveringly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with determination; in a determined manner
  • adv. with ambition; in an ambitious and energetic manner


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  • Only Goldman Sachs economists remain determinedly cheerful.

    Euro-Zone Economy Splits Optimists From Pessimists

  • Her round cheeks were pink from the cold outside the camp barrier, her expression determinedly serene.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Cousin Eunice, you move from my house! "and descending the stairs, he called determinedly," Polly, Polly, child! "

    Five Little Peppers Midway

  • The stridently nationalistic suite Polonia from 1959, though, wears much less well; inspired by Elgar's symphonic prelude of the same name, bizarrely, and making use of Polish folk tunes in all five movements, it seems much like the kind of determinedly cheerful Soviet-style populism that Panufnik had rejected when he left his native country.

    Panufnik: Sinfonia Rustica; Sinfonia Concertante; Polonia; etc

  • But one product remains determinedly low-tech: plastic.

    Tim Chen: Coming Soon: Smarter Credit Cards

  • The Tea Party continues to add fuel to the fire in Washington, but it's hard to see the message in the mayhem when the organization's vitriol is so determinedly hateful.

    Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.: In Defense of My President

  • My best friend -- and finest journalist I've ever known -- Sean Holton determinedly took a break from brain cancer yesterday to post this response to Facebook well-wishers: Thanks to all who have left so many encouraging messages of support on my wall during the past couple of weeks.

    Craig Crawford: Act 5

  • For starters, it would be determinedly practical, tightly focused on the needs of the real middle class.

    The Man in the Middle

  • I know that these people are relatively rare, but there is something that bothers me when a book so determinedly inclusive manages to be so clueless about what it's actually saying.

    I can't quite put my finger on it.

  • Now in charge of Work and Pensions, he has determinedly pushed for a complete overhaul of the benefits system which will ensure that Britain's "claimant culture" changes.

    Conservatives Know the IMF has it Right


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