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determined

[dih-tur-mind] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd/
adjective
1.
resolute; staunch:
the determined defenders of the Alamo.
2.
decided; settled; resolved.
3.
Grammar. (of a phonetic feature) predictable from its surrounding context.
Origin of determined
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500; determine + -ed2
Related forms
determinedly
[dih-tur-mind-lee, -muh-nid-lee] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd li, -mə nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
determinedness, noun
postdetermined, adjective
undetermined, adjective
Synonyms
1. inflexible, unfaltering, unwavering.
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  • Usually, at such times, she buried it determinedly under work.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • The next morning she was coolly polite and Dillon determinedly genial.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • No, Charlie,” she went on determinedly, “I stand by my boys.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Bentley squared his shoulders and spoke quietly and determinedly.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • He knew he was lying, knew that the other knew it too, but he went on determinedly.

  • "I'll try to be unselfish, even though I am a failure," she said determinedly.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge Pemberton Ginther
British Dictionary definitions for determinedly

determined

/dɪˈtɜːmɪnd/
adjective
1.
of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Forms
determinedly, adverb
determinedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for determinedly

determined

adj.

1560s, "decided," past participle adjective from determine. Meaning "limited" is from c.1600; that of "characterized by resolution" is from c.1600, of actions; 1772, of persons.

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