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  • noun The state or quality of being determined.


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  • The Walkmen's greatest strength has always been a head-down determinedness.

    Album reviews: The Walkmen, "Lisbon" and Interpol, "Interpol" 2010

  • In fact, everyday I was blessed with more clear examples of dignity, human spirit and gosh-darned determinedness than I have ever encountered.

    Reason to live #9: Because I can Elizabeth McClung 2008

  • Inside her was that buoyant spirit, that love of life, that determinedness to go on.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2007 2007

  • But now the unheard-of cruelty and perverseness of some of your friends [relations, I should say — I am always blundering thus!] the as strange determinedness of others; your present quarrel with Lovelace; and your approaching interview with Solmes, from which you are right to apprehend a great deal; are such considerable circumstances in your story, that it is fit they should engross all my attention.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • ‘So much determinedness; such a noble firmness in my sister, that there was no hope of prevailing upon her to alter sentiments she had adopted on full consideration.’

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • Perhaps because of his "closeness," and his secret determinedness.

    The Lost Girl 1907

  • And his face was dreadful to see in its hideous determinedness.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant 1900

  • The freedom is all the more perfect, true, and mature, the more it is character-firm, the more it has moral determinedness; and the highest moral freedom is that where the person can no longer waver in any moral question, where it has become for him a moral impossibility to choose the immoral, — and this is the state of holiness.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics. 1819-1870 1873

  • The merely natural man has moral freedom as a simple and as yet undetermined freedom of choice; the virtuous man has his freedom as exalted to a determinedness for the good; he has no longer an equally balanced choice between good and evil, but his morally acquired peculiarity of character inclines spontaneously to the good.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics. 1819-1870 1873

  • An, as yet, undetermined character has a much wider possibility of choice in single cases than a definitely shaped one; a characterless man is unreliable because his freedom has no moral determinedness, but is merely external freedom of choice.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics. 1819-1870 1873


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