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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

... 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, ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863 • Various

... breast!" The echo of her heart did mock her cry; Long time, she lay, half perished, on the snow, Till love revived, with its eternal fires, The warmth of purpose in her chilly breast; Then, springing to her feet, she shook her curls, In golden billows from her brows, the while That a sweet resoluteness on her lip Settled itself, and triumphed in her eyes:— "Torrent nor precipice, nor jutting crag— Night, spirits, ghouls, nor ravenous wild beasts, Distance, nor time, shall fright me from the way," She said, and silently began to climb, Though avalanches roared from steep to steep And fear increased ...
— The Arctic Queen • Unknown

... peculiarly well chosen, after a lunch-room dinner of watery corned-beef hash, burnt German-fried potatoes, and indigestible hot mince-pie). His thoughts drifted off to Plato. But Carl had a certain resoluteness even in these loose days. He considered the manoeuvers for a new job. He desired one which would permit him to go to theaters with the girl in white furs whom he had seen that noon—the unknown fairy ...
— The Trail of the Hawk - A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life • Sinclair Lewis

... for long; there came an officer from the rear who was determined to upset our plans and disturb our peace seriously. He, at least, was not going to surrender in this fashion. On being asked for his rifle he said, with marked resoluteness, "Be d——d! I won't," and called on his men to fire. He drew his sword, but before he could use it he was no ...
— In the Shadow of Death • P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald

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

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