resolute

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj resolute characterized by quickness and firmness "his reply was unhesitating"
    • adj resolute firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination "stood resolute against the enemy","faced with a resolute opposition","a resolute and unshakeable faith"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Resolute Convinced; satisfied; sure.
    • Resolute Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady. "Edward is at hand,
      Ready to fight; therefore be resolute ."
    • Resolute One who is resolute; hence, a desperado.
    • Resolute Redelivery; repayment. "Yearly resolutes , deductions, and payments."
    • Resolute Resolving, or explaining; as, the Resolute Doctor Durand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum amount of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).
    • resolute Separated; loose; broken up; dissolved.
    • resolute Convinced; satisfied; certain.
    • resolute Resolving; convincing; satisfying.
    • resolute Having a fixed resolve; determined; hence, bold; firm; steady; constantin pursuing a purpose.
    • resolute Synonyms Decided, fixed, unshaken, unwavering, stanch, undaunted, steadfast; the place of resolute among such words is determined by its fundamental idea, that of a fixed will or put pose, and its acquired idea, that of a firm front and bold action presented to opposers or resistors. It is therefore a high word in the field of will and courage. See decision.
    • n resolute A resolute or determined person.
    • n resolute Repayment; redelivery.
    • n resolute In mathematics, the specifically directed component of a vector.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • adj Resolute rez′ō-lūt resolved: determined: having a fixed purpose: constant in pursuing a purpose: bold
    • n Resolute a determined person
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
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    “Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.”
  • Charles E. Popplestone
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    “You must be resolutely determined that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.”
  • George Henry Lewes
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    “The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.”
  • Dean William R. Inge
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    “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
  • H. R. Haweis
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    “Precious beyond price are good resolutions. Valuable beyond price are good feelings.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. résolu,. The L. resolutus,p. p. of resolvere,) means, relaxed, enervated, effeminate. See Resolve (v. t. & i.)

Usage

In literature:

Archie faced him with a desperate resolution.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The resolute Hebrew features of the Secretary were set with resolution.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Then his resolution returned to his aid.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Secretary Carleton was sent by the king to inform Strafford of the final resolution which necessity had extorted from him.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
But did the Anti-Saloon League, for example, content itself with resolutions when it wanted real results in the halls of legislation?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The Senate had passed a resolution declaring the conduct of the President unconstitutional.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Certainly Charmian's resolute assertion of herself on the evening of her return had been surprisingly effective.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Instead of Cheltenham bringing her round, Cheltenham had made her firmer than ever in her resolution.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
The following resolution expressive of the irreparable loss the city had sustained, was presented.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
This resolution was supported on the ground that (p. 249) Congress had no constitutional power in the premises.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
Congress rejected the world-government resolutions urged upon it in 1942 by Federal Union, Inc., and by World Fellowship, Inc.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
As he pondered the fire burned, and there rose again the flame of his resolution.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
Mr. Otis offered a resolution calling on government for the protection of a naval force; but, Mr. Adams objecting, it was withdrawn.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Yet I bent myself to the task of listening, resolute to catch every word.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
I began to waver in my good resolution.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Proud he was too, and answered his captor's questions with manly resolution.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They should be strong in will thought, action, love, resolution.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
On his return to headquarters, Washington found a resolution of the Congress, calling him to Princeton, where that body was in session.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Dick knew that she was proud, resolute, and self-confident.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The boy took a good stare out of a pair of resolute gray eyes, with one foot in advance, and offered both hands.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
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In poetry:

Bronzed of visage, he,
Stern, resolute as fate,
Guard of the inner sea-
Grim Watcher of the Gate.
"Alcatraz" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
And higher, higher, till
My blood calms all my breath,
Your resolute, strong will
Leaps through the walls of death.
"Strange Captivity" by Marya Zaturenska
The star of the unconquered will,
He rises in my breast,
Serene, and resolute, and still,
And calm, and self-possessed.
"The Red Planet Mars" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And thou, too, whosoe'er thou art,
That readest this brief psalm,
As one by one thy hopes depart,
Be resolute and calm.
"The Red Planet Mars" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So when Ajax awoke—
He formed a resolution,
He said this is my native land,
And if I make myself a man,
There'll be a revolution.
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And thou too art so womanly, and resolute of will;
So eloquent of other's good, so silent of their ill;
Why hast thou not one gentle word, one kind hearteasing smile
For him who loves thee, and hath loved a weary, weary while?
"Eiverwmenan" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Ballard's Resolution Audio looks a bit like a furniture showroom, all quiet and woody and carpety.
Resolution policy was not followed, and jury agrees.
The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce Board passed a resolution this week in support of the proposed three- district school consolidation in Herkimer County.
The resolution calls for this divestment to occur gradually over the next few years.
Divest from Iran to Stop Nuclear Weapons Resolution No 10-03.
The resolution was easy enough.
Continuing resolution could be the least terrible road through election season, some say.
The failure the Congress' "Super Committee" to come to a resolution on the nation's budget deficit is not a surprise.
No resolution was offered to either problem, but Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe promised to look into both.
New high-resolution maps peer beneath Earth's surface.
And, for Mr Willis himself, what a resolution it was.
Speiser has been pushing for a resolution like 215 for six years, so he's more than a little upset about Resolution 224.
A new imaging technique gives an ultra-high-resolution glimpse view a developing fruit fly embryo .
The models are HDTV-compatible and support resolutions up to WUXGA and 1080p, according to the company.
Monitors and video cards are supporting greater resolutions each year, but there's still a practical limit to how large your desktop can be.
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In science:

Following the relative homological algebra approach, resolutions are defined as PQC having parity contracting homotopies in a suitable category. A canonical non-abelian PQC resolution for groups is defined.
The nonabelian bar resolution
More specifically, PQC resolutions are defined as PQC having (parity) contracting homotopies in a suitable category (4.2). A non-abelian bar “resolution” for groups is defined 5.1.
The nonabelian bar resolution
These resolutions were limited by the size of the photodetectors, in particular for the aerogel radiator which expected best resolution is about 10−3 .
A RICH prototype for the AMS experiment
We see that if X/G admits a crepant resolution of singularities (i.e. such that in (4), one has αk = 0 for any k) then the topological euler characteristic of a crepant resolution in given by DHVW formula (1).
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Additionally, for k ≥ n/2 all Hm designs but one (the exception corresponds to k = n/2 and has resolution I V ) are of resolution I I I .
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
The energy resolution is measured to be 1.3 keV (FWHM) in the same configuration, indicating that an energy resolution of 1 keV is within reach.
Gamma-ray Polarimetry
Since our spectral resolution is close to that of the stellar library of Cenarro et al. (2001) and the galactic velocity dispersions were always well below 100 km/s, no corrections for resolution effects or Doppler broadening were necessary.
The puzzlingly large Ca II triplet absorption in dwarf elliptical galaxies
This image had an initial resolution of 0.′′7, and its resolution was improved by deconvolution with the Lucy restoration algorithm.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The finite free resolution of the matrix algebra M2 (C) with the least number of parameters to be specified is given by the Clifford resolution.
Algebra generators and information theory
P −→ M is a semipro jective resolution (in the sense of ); such a diagram is called a complete resolution of M .
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
A semiprojective resolution of M is a quasiisomorphism of complexes π : P → M , with P semipro jective; when π is surjective, the resolution is called strict.
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
If M is a left module, then any classical pro jective resolution P → M is a strict semipro jective resolution.
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
P → M is a semipro jective resolution, T is a totally acyclic complex and τi is bijective for all i ≫ 0. A complete resolution is said to be surjective if τi is surjective for all i ∈ Z.
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
The angular resolution is constant and equal to 0.2◦ (48 arcsec) for energies higher than 10 TeV as shown in Figure 2; below this energy, the resolution is dominated by kinematics.
ANTARES Status & Milestones : News from Deep-Sea
The resolution complexity of an instance Φ of SAT(C ) is de fined as the length of the smallest resolution proof of Cl (Φ).
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
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