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  • n. Fixedness of purpose; resolution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fixedness of purpose; firmness; resolution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fixedness of purpose; firmness; resolution.


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resolved +‎ -ness


  • It is in pure, unutterable resolvedness, distinction of being, that one is free, not in mixing, merging, not in similarity.

    Look! We Have Come Through!

  • "Marry, mine own obstinate resolvedness," said Mr Underhill, laughing feebly, "that neither my Jane, nor Jack Speryn, nor Ive, could combat."

    Robin Tremayne A Story of the Marian Persecution

  • And that they might shew their resolvedness to stand by him, they receive his mark in their forehead, or in their hand; His mark; that is, they either openly or seriously become his disciples, and worship him according to the rules, methods, and ways that he hath prescribed.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • We talked in general of business of the Navy, among others how he had lately spoken to Sir G. Carteret, and professed great resolution of friendship with him and reconciliation, and resolves to make it good as well as he can, though it troubles him, he tells me, that something will come before him wherein he must give him offence, but I do find upon the whole that Mr. Coventry do not listen to these complaints of money with the readiness and resolvedness to remedy that he used to do, and I think if he begins to draw in it is high time for me to do so too.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, July 1665


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