Origin of resolute
Examples from the Web for resolute
Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.
At the same time, the administration has been keen to show itself as tough, practical and resolute.Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Says Talks with the U.S. Are Futile|IranWire|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As she prepares to do her mandatory army service next year she is resolute about what Israel should do.
To show we will be resolute in bringing people who harm Americans to justice, and standing steadfast during these protests.
“Understand the shades of gray in between where I can be resolute and I can still talk,” Voss advises.
He glanced round at us; there was a proud smile on his resolute face; his eyes glowed with fiery ardour.For The Admiral|W.J. Marx
His countenance, radiant with health and the lustre of innocence, was at the same time thoughtful and resolute.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
It is a passage remarkable for its conscientious and resolute Agnosticism.God The Invisible King|Herbert George Wells
In this field, Cleveland's resolute and energetic performance of duty had splendid results.The Cleveland Era|Henry Jones Ford
The important point is that Roosevelt, by his resolute action, had prevented a fight with "six-shooters."Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
British Dictionary definitions for resolute
Word Origin for resolute
Word Origin and History for resolute
early 15c., "dissolved, of loose structure," also "morally lax," from Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere "untie, unfasten, loose, loosen" (see resolution). Meaning "determined, decided, absolute, final" is from c.1500, especially in resolute answer, a phrase "common in 16th c." [OED]. From 1530s of persons. The notion is of "breaking (something) into parts" as the way to arrive at the truth of it and thus make the final determination (cf. resolution). Related: Resolutely; resoluteness.