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Origin of resolute
Examples from the Web for resoluteness
His resoluteness and his determination inspired all around him.
But he instinctively shrank from conflict; he lacked the resoluteness and the sterner sort of courage that grapples with a crisis.
Her heart was overflowing with gratitude, pride, devotion, resoluteness.Virgin Soil|Ivan S. Turgenev
At intervals her wonted courage and resoluteness resumed the ascendancy.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
Each day the brown men worked in the mines, piling gems into the vaults with a resoluteness that never faltered.The Man From Brodney's|George Barr McCutcheon
And it seemed that the game was in his hands, for this officer's resoluteness showed how implicitly my cousin was obeyed.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
Word Origin 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.