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Resoluteness   Listen

The trait of being resolute.  Synonyms: firmness, firmness of purpose, resolution, resolve.  "It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

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"Resoluteness" Quotes from Famous Books

... intellectual: it was an intelligent public opinion, a people with well-grounded and settled convictions, making a just demand on arbitrary power. Was such public opinion about to be scorned as though it were but a faction, and by officials who bore high the party-standard? And were men of such resoluteness of character and purpose about to be involved in a work of carnage? or would the wielders of British authority avoid the extremity by concession? Boston, indeed America, had seen no hour of intenser interest, of deeper solemnity, of more instant peril, or of truer moral sublimity; ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863 • Various

... wish to stay in Ireland. The immediate success of his hardness and resoluteness, when he was given a free hand, would have deprived him of the option, if he had wished it. After Ormond's dismissal the pacification of Munster went rapidly on under him and his fellow lieutenants. Captain John Zouch, an officer as ruthless to Irishmen as himself, who was appointed ...
— Sir Walter Ralegh - A Biography • William Stebbing

... so hard to sell the furniture; she could even read and burn her father's letters with an unhappy resoluteness. Despite her tenderness, Una had something of youth's joy in getting rid of old things, as preparation for acquiring the new. She did sob when she found her mother's straw hat, just as Mrs. Golden had left ...
— The Job - An American Novel • Sinclair Lewis

... condemned, and hanged, and then he trusted, no doubt, that Gambara would be torn in pieces; and it was quite possible that Messer Cosimo himself would secretly find means to fan the mob's indignation against the Legate into fierce activity. And it seemed that the game was in his hands, for this officer's resoluteness showed how ...
— The Strolling Saint • Raphael Sabatini

Words linked to "Resoluteness" :   resolute, irresoluteness, decisiveness, self-possession, sturdiness, single-mindedness, possession, bullheadedness, stubbornness, firmness, self-command, self-control, pigheadedness, steadiness, adamance, steadfastness, stiffness, obstinacy, self-will, will power, obduracy, obstinance, purpose, willpower, unyieldingness, trait, decision, determination

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