One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘public officials have a decided advantage in the matter’
distinct, clear, clear-cut, marked, pronounced, obvious, striking, noticeable, unmistakable, patent, manifest, express, definite, certain, positive, absolute, emphatic, categorical, unambiguous, undeniable, unequivocal, indisputable, undisputed, unquestionable, assured, guaranteed
2‘you could never talk him round—he was very decided’
determined, resolute, firm, strong-minded, strong-willed, dogged, purposeful, forceful, emphatic, dead set, unhesitating, unwavering, unswerving, unfaltering, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, unmalleable, unshakeable, unrelenting, obdurate, obstinate, stubborn, intransigent
North American rock-ribbed
3‘the future of the tribe is decided’
settled, established, resolved, determined, worked out, concluded, clinched, agreed, designated, allotted, chosen, ordained, prescribed, decreed
set, fixed, concrete, set in stone
informal sewn up, wrapped up
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