Phrases with "resolved"

James Payn If I live, all will be done that you have resolved upon. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Gaston Leroux The day after the events of the inexplicable gallery I had need of help I could rely on, so I resolved to have them released at once. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Walter Scott I have sat clavering with you ower lang, Maister Francie.” And away she marched with a resolved step, and soon the clear octaves of her voice were heard in shrill admonition to her handmaidens. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

I resolved to go to sleep at once; so, turning down my gas until nothing but a little blue point of light glimmered on the top of the tube, I composed myself to rest. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing When at length he returned home, he had conceived a plan which he resolved the following day should be enacted. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

G. K. Chesterton Only dimly did he perceive the lowering and lumpish visage of a policeman in the shadows behind, and the lady herself seemed quite resolved that the policeman should be left in the shade. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

H. G. Wells He set himself to prune the grape-vine one Sunday morning in October, and, resolved to make a job of it and get at the highest shoots, he poised a ladder on a bench and came a cropper. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

At length, spent with toil and suffering, Gonzalo resolved to construct a bark large enough to transport the weaker part of his company and his baggage. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Wilkie Collins But Madame Fosco seemed resolved not to part with me, and to my unspeakable amazement, resolved also to talk. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The cavalcade being got so far from the conflagration as that the heat felt rather grateful than violent, it was immediately resolved on to halt. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

Jules Verne The wind continuing good, the doctor resolved to keep on during the night, the moon, still nearly at the full, illumining it with her radiance. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

H. G. Wells He resolved to have things out with his once-dreaded father. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

This proceeding looked to my mind indicative of ill-will; and, fearful lest the Governor should deliver us again into bondage, I resolved to make my escape from the place. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Lucy Maud Montgomery When Matthew and I took you to bring up we resolved we would do the best we could for you and give you a good education. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Andrew Lang After watching them for a little, however, he began to get over his alarm, and finally slid down the tree again, resolved to get his gun and play some tricks with them. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I resolved to leave Sturk to nature, and clench the case against Nutter, by evidence I would have compelled Irons to swear. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell I did not tell his father so, but I am resolved upon it. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

M. P. Shiel I waited all through Friday, resolved that at six o’clock, if nothing happened, I should make some sort of effort. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

He resolved to have a temperature in earnest if he could manage it, just to score off The Midget. But the morning visit of Marta distracted him from this experiment in the power of mind over matter. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Jack London The captain, the mate, the surgeon, and myself, talking it over, resolved not to increase the daily whack of half a pound of meat. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Anthony Trollope He, Mr. Prendergast, could by a word have spoilt the game; but acting, as he was forced to act, on the spur of the moment, he resolved to permit Mr. Mollett junior to play out his play. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding As I was therefore to be entirely passive in my motion, I resolved to abandon myself to the conduct of those who were to carry me into a cart when it returned from unloading the goods. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope He, looking at the matter with his own lights, had thought that he had been right, but had resolved to submit the question to another person. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He came back, resolved to make the sacrifice, on his side ——” “Why did you accept the sacrifice?” “Because he tempted me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Tobias Smolle The advice was salutary, and Renaldo resolved to follow it. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne But Mr. Fogg, far from being discouraged, was continuing his search, resolved not to stop if he had to resort to Macao, when he was accosted by a sailor on one of the wharves. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Tobias Smolle Hearing, however, how favourable Mr Mead’s report had been for the prisoner, he is resolved to take the advice of counsel in what manner to proceed for his immediate enlargement. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Elizabeth Gaskell He resolved in his own mind that Theresa’s personal attendant should be some woman young enough to watch and wait upon her mistress, and not Victorine, to whom Theresa was in reality a servant. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

H.P. Lovecraft I returned to the boat as my electric batteries grew feeble, resolved to explore the rock temple on the following day. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

M. de Pontchartrain having hinted to me, two years previously, that I should do a thing agreeable to his majesty if I examined into this business of Delisle, I resolved to do so now. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

That they were still upon my track was such an obsession with me, that for the time being I resolved to do absolutely nothing in relation to the wallet. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

William Cowper All pastors are alike To wandering sheep resolved to follow none. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Maria Edgeworth You have generously refused to be prejudiced against me by busy, malignant rumour; you have resolved to judge of me for yourself. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Sir Walter Scott They fell in with Kennedy unexpectedly, and Hatteraick and Brown, aware that he was the occasion of their disasters, resolved to murder him. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Edgar Allan Poe Quitting the wall, I resolved to cross the area of the enclosure. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

My first thought was for you; and I resolved to write and ask you to shelter me for two or three weeks. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Sir Walter Scott When some of the boldest resolved to approach this faded form, it fled from them into the woods with a wild shriek. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Charles Dickens At last, one man — he was one of those whose commerce lay among the gravesresolved to question this strange companion. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Gaston Leroux But she must have been taken up with her intentions and I resolved not to disturb her. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

The upper part of this was now dry, and Rashleigh resolved on making it his lair for the night that was now fast approaching. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope The men were hardly out of sight before she had resolved to go down at once. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The journey, which is a long one, they had resolved to break into a four days’ progress; and the inns had been written to, bespeaking a comfortable reception. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope So he resolved that he would tell his wife. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

He resolved that he would meet his fate more manly. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Only one card remained for me to play, and I was now resolved to play it: I must drop the gentleman and the frock -coat, and approach art in the workman’s tunic. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Disappointed in the hopes I had placed in you, I resolved to repair to Paris — that great furnace of all bold ideas. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Isabella Bird So, recollecting that my checks were marked Chicago, and seeing that the thief’s ticket bore the same name, I resolved to wait the chapter of accidents, or the re-appearance of my friends. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Thomas Hardy She resolved to look for the man from Paris no more. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

This kind of navigation did not meet his expectations, however, and he returned with dogged despair to his pond, resolved to make a final cruise and go out of commission. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

George Meredith They were occasionally addressed to friends; she discovered herself writing one to the professor, in which he was about to be informed that she had resolved to banish Alvan from her mind for ever. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Victor Hugo But all that there was in his little consciousness just then was resolved into stupor. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Eliot Since Harold would not give Jermyn access to him, that vigorous attorney was resolved to take it. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

John Galsworthy And, suddenly, Soames resolved to try a shot. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope At last she resolved that there should be no letter, and she destroyed that which she had written. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Lucy Maud Montgomery She understood that she would have trouble in overcoming it; but she resolved wisely to say nothing more just then. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. G. Wells Mr. Horace Byatt, M.A., the new headmaster, was a not very brilliant graduate of Dublin University, an animated and energetic teacher resolved to make a success of his first headmastership. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

James Hogg I heard by the noise they made, and the tenor of their speech, that they were more then mellow, and so I resolved to keep near them, in order, if possible, to make some of them my prey. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Actuated therefore by these double motives, he resolved upon denouncing the traitor to Foxley, whom he awakened for the purpose by touching him with his foot. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

And my mind, in the noon of its force, would shed its light on the earth when my form was resolved to its elements. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Meredith How can you be less than resolved after I have poured my influence into your veins? The other day on the heights—had you consented then? Well! it would have been very well, but not so well. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

D’Artagnan resolved to try and enter the Louvre. His costume of Guardsman in the company of M. Dessessart ought to be his passport. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

He resolved to disobey her injunctions and follow her into the Cavern. He advanced to the Staircase; He had already descended some steps when his courage failed him. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry James But to his great surprise this expression suddenly resolved itself into an appearance of alarm and even of resentment. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Wilkie Collins However that may be, I resolved (no matter what became of me) never again to serve the man who had beaten me. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Richard Burton We were at least three hours on the road before reaching Muzdalifah, and being fatigued, we resolved to pass the night there. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H. G. Wells He asked what I thought of Burble. I resolved to tell him — if necessary with arrogance. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Wilkie Collins He felt that his own convictions agreed with his wife’s; and he resolved accordingly to act at once, without further indecision or further delay. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Brooding over this plan, resolved when the hour should come, to propose, and insist upon its accomplishment, secure of his consent, the heart of Perdita was lightened, or rather exalted. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The noises that came to him from the streets resolved themselves into a litany of energy. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Charles Dickens Tink, tink, tink — clear as a silver bell, and audible at every pause of the streets’ harsher noises, as though it said, ‘I don’t care; nothing puts me out; I am resolved to he happy. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Gustave Flauber After much talking the following measures were resolved upon and immediately executed. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Jules Verne This dead block had existed for some little time, when Barbicane resolved to get rid of it all at once. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

My lack of local knowledge might very well be my undoing, and I resolved to get out of this tangle of glens to the pocket of moor I had seen from the tops. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Anthony Trollope She had early resolved not to throw away either herself or her chances. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

It was for her sake, that in his outburst of rage, he resolved upon such a startling justification. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Meredith Could there be any doubt? She resolved that there could not be; and it was upon this basis of reason that she fancied she had led him to it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Charles Dickens Accordingly, the lost travellers moved forward, still walking round the slope of the mountain, still desperately resolved to avoid the Black Arches, and to succeed in reaching the ‘certain point. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Charles Dickens In the hope of his recovery, and of resort to this third course being thereby rendered practicable, Mr. Lorry resolved to watch him attentively, with as little appearance as possible of doing so. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

I then found I had several pieces between forty and fifty feet long, of which I resolved to get a good number more, to make me a drag-net that I might try for some fish in the lake. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Henry Kingsley With a noble self-sacrifice, she, at the risk of being laughed at, resolved to attract attention by airing some of her most remarkable opinions. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

At length it occurred to Nydia, that as it had been resolved to seek the sea-shore for escape, her most probable chance of rejoining her companions would be to persevere in that direction. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Charles Dickens I was not sure but that it might be manners in ME to faint next, and I resolved to keep my eye on Flanders’s uncle, and if I saw any signs of his going in that direction, to go too, politely. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Jonathan Swif I am resolved to bring over a great deal of china. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope A word from the duke might certainly do a great deal! Mr Palliser resolved that in that affair of Lady Dumbello he would follow his own devices. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot But half the sorrows of women would be averted if they could repress the speech they know to be useless; nay, the speech they have resolved not to utter. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

But this time it was ever so much nearer, fuller, and more defined; the electric buzzing had resolved itself into perfectly distinct vibrations . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

George Borrow It was, indeed, resolved that the investigation, which involved consequences of so much importance, should take place in a manner the most public and imposing. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope Charley was with them on the last evening, and completed their despair by telling them that their attorney had resolved to make no further efforts at a compromise. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She knew that his judgment had gone against her, and though she felt it to be hard,—very hard,—she resolved that she would make no protest against it. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Wilkie Collins She was past speaking; but the moment she saw him she feebly made signs and sounds which showed that she was just as resolved as ever not to let him come near her. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Henry Fielding In this temper of mind he resolved to pay Amelia a second visit, and was on his way to Mrs. Ellison when the serjeant met him and made himself known to him. Amelia by Henry Fielding

I no longer resolved to be virtuous, and to hunt after the glory of your Romans and your Athenians — I resolved to become rich, powerful, and of worldly repute. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Tobias Smolle Let the ould hogsheads be well skewred and seasoned for bear, as Mat is resolved to have his seller choak fool. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Elizabeth Gaskell He could not endure this state long; but he resolved not to disturb the house by announcing to his mother his purposed intention of returning to Liverpool, until the dead had been buried forth. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

H. G. Wells I had brought these men into a danger they didn’t understand, I was fiercely resolved to overcome their opposition and bend and use them for my purpose, and I hated the men. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope He resolved that during his next visit he would formally propose to Gertrude. The determination to do this, and a strong hope that he might do it successfully, kept him up during the interval. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Unasked, Job took a chair, resolved to wait Charley’s reappearance. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Thomas Hardy He resolved to wait till the funeral was over ere he moved in the matter. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope In regard to individuals he often is resolved to do so at the very next fault. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Looked at from a distance, however, the hen resolved itself into a bonnet, and the countenance of a stout old lady beamed down into the room. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

She now began to regret that she had not kept the promise she had made to her victim; and she resolved to commence the search for Marie-Anne’s child. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The physician was hardly twenty leagues on his journey, before Gilles resolved to make another effort to force the devil to divulge the art of gold-making. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Edith Wharton The gate was still there; but as he gazed it resolved itself into his shuttered window, barred with wide lines of sunlight. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Paulina had forbidden letters, yet Dr. Bretton wrote; she had resolved against correspondence, yet she answered, were it only to chide. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In the awakened warmth of his feelings he resolved that at whatever risk he would not forsake the poor little defenceless being whom Heaven had confided to his care. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Arthur Morrison I resolved for the future to come out of my shell and mix in the world that contained such charming fellows as Dorrington, and such delightful sports as that I was then enjoying. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Jules Verne On consulting their instruments, they found that they must have traveled close upon a hundred leagues since they started, and they resolved to slacken their speed. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

She resolved to go for advice and comfort to her cousin William Johnson, from whom she had hitherto kept aloof out of pride and poverty. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Caroline, I dared not undertake to rear you: I resolved to leave you in your uncle’s hands. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

When we returned to Baffa, the vice-consul seized a club with the quietly determined air of a brave man resolved to do some deed of note. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Now, with one of the rapid transitions habitual to him, he resolved that he would live at Vandon, that in all things he would be as they had been. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Thomas Hardy She resolved to ennoble her conduct from that moment of her life onwards. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Anthony Trollope The day before she had resolved to give it to one man, she might, I think, have resolved to give it to another. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald She resolved to caution Harold directly afterward, but when the women left the table Mrs. Ahearn cornered her, and she found herself talking cities and dressmakers with a polite show of interest. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope He had constituted Lady Cantrip his judge, and had resolved that her judgement should be final. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Yet in silence and in solitude she resolved that the time should come in which she would be bold. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

He resolved to plaster himself against it, for he would be hidden from the road, and a searcher in the ditch would not be likely to explore the unbroken sides. Greenmantle by John Buchan

G. K. Chesterton But she went on like one who is resolved to release an accumulation of impatience. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

W. W. Jacobs He resolved that he would keep his discovery to himself. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft In 1921, as I found myself bereaved and aimless, a retired manufacturer no longer young, I resolved to divert my remaining years with my new possession. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Jules Verne Cyrus Harding, therefore, resolved to proceed without any further delay to the fabrication of a strong rope ladder, which, once raised, would render Granite House completely inaccessible. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Caroline Lamb Lord Avondale resolved to await her confinement in England. The birth of a daughter was an additional source of happiness: Annabel was the name given to the little infant. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope So she looked again away into the garden and resolved that she would not yield in a single point. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing At length he converted his bedroom into a laboratory, resolved to pursue certain investigations seriously. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

She told him she had known the torture of hopes and fears, and was resolved to spare him that agony. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Maria Edgeworth I resolved to get it from her before I left the house, and then I thought all would be finished. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope He had firmly resolved that no fear of losing favour with the Government should induce him to hold his tongue as to the Buncean cruelties. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins If, in paying me this little attention, you only encouraged me by one fond word or one fond look, I resolved not to take the second dose of poison. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Wilkie Collins If I am wrong, if she has really gone on to Limmeridge, I am resolved I will not sleep to-morrow night under Count Fosco’s roof. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing Instead of writing, she had resolved to see Bevis again — if it were possible. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Ann Radcliffe Thus arguing, La Motte resolved to remain at the Abbey and await the event of the Marquis’s disappointment. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Anthony Trollope He started, therefore, for a turn through the parish before breakfast on Monday morning,—and resolved as to his course of action. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Leslie Stephen Under the direction of Bolingbroke, Pope resolved to compose a great philosophical poem. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

It would be better if its whole effect were concentrated on poor Stevie. And the heroic old woman resolved on going away from her children as an act of devotion and as a move of deep policy. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Jules Verne There was certainly a chance that they might be able to pass under cover of the night, and penetrate into Irkutsk. They resolved to make the attempt. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Francis Bacon Rose water, too, applied to the nose in a fainting fit, causes the resolved and too relaxed spirits to recover themselves and, as it were, cherishes them. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

You know what we resolved to do. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope Therefore she was driven to think what she might do on his behalf, and at last she resolved to make her personal appeal to Uncle Hatto. “Shall I tell papa?” Isa asked of her mother. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

In the end I resolved that the ancient life of the North, of the Celts and the Northmen and the unknown Pictish tribes, held for me the chief fascination. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

I had grown very curious, and I resolved when our lessons were over to join her and make another attempt to discover the mystery. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Recalling his few satisfactions of the past, and comparing them with his present anguish, he resolved that he would have no more to do with it. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

He had his charges from Irene not to enter the drawing-room without her mother, and he spent five minutes in getting on his gloves, for he had desperately resolved to wear them at last. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Mallard, resolved to behave as though this were the most ordinary of visits, put on his hat and led the way downstairs. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anthony Trollope The only immediate conclusion at which he resolved was this, that it was unnecessary that he should say anything to Mary on the subject of her ladyship’s visit. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

The idea was revolting, and then and there I resolved at whatever cost to save the girl from such degradation. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope Thinking thus of his future life, he resolved that he would go at once to Cheltenham, and throw himself, and what of Tretton belonged to him, at the girl’s feet. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

But, considering her sister’s health, Lady Walsingham in planning their route had resolved against anything like a forced march. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The poet Campbell said, that “a man accustomed to work was equal to any achievement he resolved on, and, that, for himself, necessity not inspiration was the prompter of his muse. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

I am resolved that you shall open a new scene of behaviour next winter and begin to pay in coin your debts of fair promises. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

H. G. Wells I told myself that I could never stop, and with a gust of petulance I resolved to stop forthwith. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Florence Dixie He resolved from that moment, that Lady Wrathness, should never move without his presence being in close proximity to herself. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

H. G. Wells We resolved that we were going to develop the literary and political consciousness of the Normal School whether the authorities liked it or not. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

In the first place he resolved to humiliate the lawyers. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Anthony Trollope And now, having got together all this information, and he himself being in a somewhat precarious condition as to his own affairs, Mr Maguire resolved upon using his information boldly. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

At last I resolved to come to an understanding with the driver, and I spent what little breath I had left—it was dry and hot as the simoom—in blowing up that infamous man. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Walter Scott At the same time, Julian resolved to seize the present opportunity, for such expostulations with Fenella on the strangeness of her conduct, as the poor maiden might be able to comprehend. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

I frankly confessed this to Marya Ivánofna, but in spite of this I resolved to write to my father as eloquently as possible to ask his blessing. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Anthony Trollope In that moment he resolved that he was bound to take notice of what he had heard. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I resolved to take my sketch-book: with me, on the chance that I might be able to please her by making a drawing of her favorite scene. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Jules Verne This morning, after a somewhat protracted consultation with Walter and the boatswain, Curtis resolved to abandon the ship. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Anthony Trollope She had had her story, and had resolved that he should not know it, even though he had been so open with his. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Edith Wharton In such a mood change of scene was a necessity, and he resolved to employ the next months in visiting several of the mid-Italian cities. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft When I left Brattleboro I resolved never to go back to Vermont, and I feel quite certain I shall keep my resolution. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Though Burns had entered on Mossgiel resolved to do his best as a farmer, he soon discovered that it was not in that way he was to attain success. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Anthony Trollope She did now believe that he was positively resolved not to marry Kate O’Hara, and she believed also that she herself had fixed him in that resolution. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Richard Burton The old idea in Europe was, that salt is a body composed of various elements, into which it cannot be resolved by human means: hence, it became the type of an indissoluble tie between individuals. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Henry Fielding On which my parents, thinking I should not want any talents, resolved very kindly and wisely to throw none away upon me. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Thomas Hardy At all events, she was in no hurry to meet Mrs. Yeobright. She resolved to wait till Clym came to look for her, and glided back into the garden. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim A tall figure loomed out of the shadows of the apartment, and presently resolved itself into the figure of a man with his hands in his pockets, and a huge meerschaum pipe in his mouth. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Still, Antonia resolved to sit up till her Aunt’s arrival, and in spite of all her remonstrances, Dame Jacintha and Flora insisted upon doing the same. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

It was a cowardly one; but anything was better than to make an attempt to stand his ground against two such merciless antagonists; so he resolved upon flight. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope While Miss Palliser was scowling at him he resolved upon fighting. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Six years have passed since I resolved on my present undertaking. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Arthur Machen The situation amused him immensely, and he resolved that riches should be as pleasant to him as poverty had always been. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy Manston had evidently resolved to do nothing in a hurry. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

As nothing came, he resolved to speak himself; but he hesitated. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope He could not snap his fingers at the army; but then he could go with the army, could keep the army on his side by remaining on the same side with the army; and this as it seemed he resolved to do. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She is resolved that he shall never make me his wife. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

A dark little blob, lying mid-path some distance off, arose, resolved itself into some small quadruped, and advanced lightly and steadily towards them. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Jules Verne Anyhow, the strictest economy was necessary, and it was accordingly resolved that the voyage should not be much prolonged. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Maria Edgeworth Then he suddenly demanded the reason of this silence; and seemingly resolved to force some one into a quarrel, [Footnote: Strange as it may appear, this representation is true. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy Wisely or unwisely, and whatever other fathers did, he resolved to fight his daughter’s battle still. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell Kinraid, though mortified by his public rejection, was more conscious of this than the inexperienced Philip; he resolved not to be baulked, and watched his opportunity. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Andrew Lang However, he resolved to seek the whole world through till he came to the right place. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

When he did, it was in the calm tone of one who has irrevocably resolved upon some decided and important act. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

His narrow escape, however, had taught him a lesson, and he resolved to confess all to his indulgent mother, and be more economical for the future. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

And this tranquillity of resolved vengeance was the most direful indication of its never desisting till its purpose was accomplished. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Arthur Morrison He resolved to offer his evidence for sale to Flint at once, and take what he could get. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Sir Richard Burton Now when the Sultan woke up a-morn, he resolved to visit his daughter and see if she would treat him as on the past day. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

But his words had sunk deep into the breast of this unhappy woman, and she resolved to procure an elucidation. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

George Gissing A hundred times she had resolved that Bevis could be nothing more to her, and again had thought of him with impulses of yearning, trying to persuade herself that he had acted well and wisely. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Gustave Flauber They were marching upon Hippo-Zarytus, resolved to take it, for they had need of a town. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Karl Philipp Moritz I took my way through Slough, by Salthill, to Maidenhead. At Salthill, which can hardly be called even a village, I saw a barber’s shop, and so I resolved to get myself both shaved and dressed. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Jaikie resolved to take the chance. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry Fielding For that prudent woman, being disappointed of those delicious offerings which her fancy had promised her pleasure, resolved to make an immediate sacrifice to her virtue. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

But he is resolved that she will return. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Benjamin Disraeli Mrs. Ferrars was so delighted with the description of the galleried hall, that she resolved on their taking Hurstley without even her previously visiting it. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Abraham Merri All of that I was certain lay in the domain of the explicable, could be resolved into normality once the basic facts were gained. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

One of them, who had been from the first the leader among those who had seized me, resolved to satisfy his own resentment, before he made me over to the higher powers. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins I lay down on my bed, with the door of my room ajar, resolved to listen for the doctor’s footsteps on the stairs, and to speak to him privately after he had seen the patient. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]