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  • n. The state or characteristic of being resolute; determination or resolution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being resolute.

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

  • n. the trait of being resolute


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  • In these times that kind of resoluteness is respected.

    Richard Laermer: Have Balls; Mortgage Will Follow!

  • The lack of flexibility of listening to others or of learning from the mistakes in democratic persuasions gives rise to a kind of theocratic resoluteness which is historically the leitmotif of fascistic trends of authoritarian rule - kind of muzzling and usurping the people's voices with resounding power over the democratic norms and practices.

    Problems of Communism

  • "They relate to whether Mr. Holder had the kind of resoluteness displayed by Attorney General Griffin Bell, by Attorney General Elliot Richardson, to say 'no' to their superiors."

    Reason Magazine - Hit & Run

  • "All of these matters relate to judgment and relate to whether Mr. Holder had the kind of resoluteness" seen in the best Attorneys General in history, Specter said, "to say no to his superior."

    Political Punch

  • Are you running a political campaign and are having trouble conveying toughness or resoluteness or moxie or courage without talking about guns?

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • — Who's Also My Relative ROME — The pope's declaration of the nun Mary MacKillop as Australia's first saint Sunday sparked jubilation among thousands of Australians who packed St. Peter's Square and prompted keen interest from advocacy groups against clerical abuse, who see her resoluteness in the face of persistent opposition from local church fathers as a powerful model.

    Australia's New Saint

  • The bottom line here is that the Great Commission will be completed only by intentional action and resoluteness.

    Sunday Reflection: 5 Common Great Commission Myths

  • Men of these abilities and resoluteness are what the country needs, wrote reader Pedro Cazares in response to a La Jornada article about the general.

    Pancho Villa relative is new Mexico tough cop

  • Chamber of Commerce -- the 'big dog' when it comes to supporting offshoring -- is certainly not an encouraging sign of resoluteness in the future.

    Leo Hindery, Jr.: The Myths of Offshoring - The Imperative of Manufacturing

  • Through her legal resourcefulness, her articulateness and her tireless resoluteness, Donna was among the most effective American activists to bring the mistreatment of the Jewish minority in the U.S.S.R. to extinction.

    We Remember - Donna E. Arzt, 1954 - 2008


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