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1‘despite her resolution to remain calm, Shannon could feel her temper rising’
intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, aspiration, design, purpose, object, plan
commitment, pledge, promise, undertaking
2‘the committee passed the resolution by 26 votes to 12’
motion, proposal, proposition, plan
ruling, verdict, judgement, finding, adjudication, decision, declaration, decree
North American resolve
3‘she handled the work with resolution’
determination, purpose, purposefulness, resolve, resoluteness, single-mindedness, strength of will, strength of character, will power, firmness, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, intentness, decision, decidedness
steadfastness, staunchness, manfulness, perseverance, persistence, indefatigability, tenacity, tenaciousness, staying power, strong-mindedness, backbone, dedication, commitment, constancy, the bulldog spirit, pertinacity, pertinaciousness
stubbornness, doggedness, obstinacy, obdurateness, obduracy, inflexibility
spiritedness, braveness, bravery, boldness, courage, pluck, courageousness, pluckiness, stout-heartedness
informal guts, spunk, grit, stickability
North American informal stick-to-it-iveness
4‘it is hoped that the proposals will pave the way for a satisfactory resolution of the problem’
solution to, answer to, end to, explanation to
resolving, settlement, settling, solving, sorting out, working out, rectification, unravelling, disentanglement, clarification, conclusion, ending
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