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1‘Crane was a very decisive man’
resolute, firm, strong-minded, strong-willed, determined
dogged, purposeful, forceful, emphatic, dead set, unhesitating, unwavering, unswerving, unfaltering, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, unmalleable, unshakeable, unrelenting, obdurate, obstinate, stubborn, intransigent
North American rock-ribbed
2‘your qualifications are unlikely to be the decisive factor’
deciding, conclusive, determining, final, settling, key
pivotal, critical, crucial, momentous, significant, influential, important, major, chief, principal, prime, paramount
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