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  • adv. So as to resolve or clear up difficulties; clearly.
  • adv. resolutely; decidedly; firmly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. So as to resolve or clear up difficulties; clearly.
  • adv. Resolutely; decidedly; firmly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a resolved manner; firmly; resolutely; with firmness of purpose.
  • In such a manner as to resolve or clear up all doubts and difficulties; satisfactorily.


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resolved +‎ -ly


  • The travellers, thus admonished, gathered the capes of their cloaks close round their throats, pulled their bonnets resolvedly over their brows, drew the buckle of the broad belts which fastened their man ties, and each with a mountain staff in his hand, well shod with an iron spike, they pursued their journey with unabated strength and undaunted spirit.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • At this reply, so firmly and resolvedly pronounced, Elspat remained like one thunderstruck, and sunk in despair.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • But before the Gallies could come neere her, they that had the charge and managing of her, perceyving with what speede they made towards them, and no likely meanes of escaping from them, resolvedly they stood upon their best defence, for now it was no time to be slothfull.

    The Decameron

  • Wherefore, never be distrustfull of mee, but resolvedly builde upon my courage.

    The Decameron

  • Calandrino committing all these things to respective memory, and pretending to be called thence by some other especiall affaires; departed from Maso, concluding resolvedly with himselfe, to finde this precious stone, if possibly hee could: yet intending to doe nothing, untill hee had acquainted Bruno and Buffalmaco therewith, whom he loved dearly: he went in all hast to seeke them; because,

    The Decameron

  • O how resolvedly will the worst of sinners seem to cast away their sins and promise reformation, and cry out of their folly, and of the vanity of this world, when they see that death is in good earnest with them, and away they must without delay!

    The Reformed Pastor

  • He fully, quietly, resolvedly cast himself on this, that "he who had promised was able to perform it."

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • But as for such as are negligent in searching after the state of their souls, as unto the inclination and engagement of their affections, who approve of themselves in their greatest irregularities, resolvedly indulge themselves in any way of sin to gratify their corrupt affections, they must provide themselves of pleas for their vindication; I know them not.

    A Treatise of the Dominion of Sin and Grace

  • When Paul's will was set resolvedly to go up to Jerusalem (tho it was signified to him before what he should there suffer), he was not daunted at all; nay, saith he, "I am ready (or willing) not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

    The World's Great Sermons, Volume 02 Hooker to South

  • The Browning who masks as Shakespeare in At the Mermaid disclaims the ambition of heading a poetical faction, condemns the Byronic Welt-schmerz, and announces his resolvedly cheerful acceptance of life.

    Robert Browning


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