Phrases with "resolved"

George Eliot She was inwardly resolved to see Felix to the last moment before he left the court. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

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]

Henry Fielding This, perhaps, encreased Booth’s curiosity, and he said, “Nay, I am resolved to hear it. Amelia by Henry Fielding

George Gissing But she saw the same moment that he was under the influence of feelings which would not allow him to speak at once, and she resolved to relieve his embarrassment. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry Fielding I feared what a wicked and voluptuous man, resolved to sacrifice everything to the gratification of a sensual appetite with the most delicious repast, might attempt. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Whilst there, a lecture was to be given on the spectroscope, and as my acquaintance with that remarkable invention of modern times was limited, I resolved to go. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Arthur Morrison He resolved on the luxury of a penny shave, and, as he walked the street, kept his eyes open for a shop where the operation was performed at that price. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Elizabeth Gaskell I have always resolved to disown any child of mine who was guilty of sin. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

At last I resolved to open it, and I did not need to read more than the first few lines to see that the whole affair was at the devil. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

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]

Maria Edgeworth His hands were now such as could appear without gloves; and he resolved to commence the education of his feet. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Edgar Allan Poe He resolved to drag the burthen — the evidence goes to show that it was dragged. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Her countenance settled again into a resolved expression. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell I resolved no more to linger around the spot, but to go back to my uncle, and among the learned divines of the city of London, seek for some power whereby to annul the curse. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Thomas Hardy At intervals a couple would approach the doorway for air, and the haze no longer veiling their features, the demigods resolved themselves into the homely personalities of her own next-door neighbours. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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]

All day long the villages of Dalpe and Cornone had been tempting me, so I resolved to take them next day. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Julian Hawthorne Well, I was about to say that when I heard of the sale I resolved to run over to Richmond and see what I could pick up. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Edgar Allan Poe When I had waited a long time, very patiently, without hearing him lie down, I resolved to open a little — a very, very little crevice in the lantern. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

Sir Walter Scott And to own the truth, I am resolved to know my fate at once, and from my husband’s own mouth; and to seek him at Kenilworth is the surest way to attain my purpose. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

I walked at a great rate, for fear my master’s kindness should prompt him to send after me; and taking the byeways, I reached by dark night a little village, where I resolved to halt. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

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]

Thomas Hardy It was then resolved that, though she had successfully accomplished this journey once, it was not to be repeated without some attendance. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson And driving to Ocock’s office, on term day, he resolved to go on afterwards to the Bank of Australasia and there deposit this sum. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

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]

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

Anthony Trollope They all knew now that she loved the Jew, and that she had resolved to marry him; and of this also it was her duty to give him tidings. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But still he resolved not to be put down in the expression of his opinions, although he might in truth be turned off at a moment’s notice. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Ann Radcliffe He was now resolved to end his doubts by repairing to the pavilion; but again his heart wavered in irresolution how to proceed should his fears be confirmed. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

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

Jules Verne He resolved to rely on the mainsail for keeping in the right route as far as possible, and to brace the yards obliquely, so as not to present a direct front to the storm. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

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

They were so much spoken of in 1556, that Henry II. resolved to attach so skilful a man to his service, and appointed him his physician. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope The only conclusion to which he could come was, that Dr Thorne had thought the chance on his niece’s behalf too good to be thrown away, and had, therefore, resolved to act in a very singular way. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

R. D. Blackmore This, however, pleased him well, and here he resolved to set up his staff, if means could be found to make it grow. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy They resolved upon a third course, possessing neither of the disadvantages of these two: to wed secretly, and live on in outward appearance the same as before. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Then we both turned rigid as some sound arose in one of the far-off rooms, only to quickly relax again as that sound resolved itself into a murmur of muffled voices. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins I determined to try my utmost powers of persuasion; I resolved not to be beaten at the first repulse. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

I resolved to go at once to Mrs. Poyntz. It was not an evening on which she received, but doubtless she would see me. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

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

George Gissing Having resolved this, she leaned nearer and spoke gentle words such as might soothe. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne Hatteras, not considering the men’s fatigue, resolved to have recourse to means often employed by whalers under similar circumstances. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

At the same time there was nothing tangible in view likely to make him rich, so, as these thoughts rapidly passed through his mind, he resolved to temporize. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope He had boldly resolved to take a high position in London; and he had taken it. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

She came home resolved not to leave until she married. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Mr. Gryce had evidently had enough of my interference, and was resolved to shut me out, but I heard one word and caught one glimpse of Mr. Van Burnam’s face before the heavy door fell to. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

David Hume It is not probable, that these principles can be resolved into principles more simple and universal, whatever attempts may have been made to that purpose. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Aphra Behn He told me at parting, he longed to consult with you, how next to play this mighty game, on which so many kingdoms are staked, and which he is resolved to win, or be nothing. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Edith Wharton She resolved to cultivate all the arts of patience and compliance, and habit might have helped them to take root if they had not been nipped by a new cataclysm. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Anthony Trollope As she sat there she resolved that under no pretence would she give up her lover; — but she was so far abashed that she could not find words to express herself. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant Having heard about him, I resolved to make his acquaintance, and I set out for Cannes on horseback one March morning. The Hermit by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

It was so late, that Pizarro resolved to defer his entrance till the following morning. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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

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

Anthony Trollope So he said to himself over and over again; but yet, as he said it, he resolved that he would take advantage. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Several times he had almost resolved to knock at the house-door, and ask to see her, but this his delicacy prevented. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

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

He found more than he looked for: for seeing a gap in a hedge which surrounded the yard of a cow-house, he resolved at any rate to enter. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Yet even thus I loved them to adoration; and to save them, I resolved to dedicate myself to my most abhorred task. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Andrew Lang He had spent all the money which he had at starting, and therefore resolved to look for work however humble it might be. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

R. D. Blackmore For him it was enough that Jordas would not tell, probably because he was afraid to do so, and Pet resolved to make him useful. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope The day of the arrival at last came, and Clara certainly was in a twitter, although she had steadfastly resolved that she would be in no twitter at all. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She was quite resolved as to that. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

I resolved to visit London, to see him; to quiet these agonizing throes by the sweet medicine of hope, or the opiate of despair. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope And yet, in spite of all this, she was resolved to try. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

The charge was the monstrous one of £250; but Burton — at all times a sworn foe to cupidity — resolved to go without paying. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

George Gissing I resolved to go right away from all the sights and sounds that I hated, and to live a man’s life, for just as long as the money would last. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Tobias Smolle In hope of riding it down before it could take fast hold on my constitution, I resolved to visit another relation, one Mr Pimpernel, who lived about a dozen miles from the place where we lodged. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

But I did not believe my errors to be irretrievable, and after much consideration I resolved to return to the cottage, seek the old man, and by my representations win him to my party. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

He told Sir Philip that he had thrice renewed his own life, and had resolved to do so no more; he had grown weary of living on. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

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]

But Francis died in the following year, and the dauphin, now Henry II., who was himself compromised, resolved that the combat should take place. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

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

Finally he bethought himself that there was a place through which he had to pass, the gate of the Louvre, and he resolved to wait at this gate until his return. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Gaston Leroux On the other hand, I resolved to act without further delay, as far as I was concerned. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

H. G. Wells He resolved to rise a little and get rid of his wig (which now felt hot on his head), and so forth. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

As she sat and silently examined the havoc fretting had made in the girl’s appearance, Leona resolved to do all she could to favour Dr. Hasting’s suit. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Jules Verne She resolved to struggle to the last with this pitiless man, and went next day herself to his cabin to avoid exposing him again to the vindictiveness of the crew. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang During one of these wars he had heard reports of the Princess Lineik’s beauty, and he resolved to seek her out, and to ask for her hand in marriage. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell That which he resolved to do he did, at whatever cost of weariness; but his daughter was all the more anxious from seeing him so regardless of himself and his health. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Charles Dickens He is resolved to spare the child whom we make our own any future mortification and loss of self-respect which might be caused by a discovery of his true origin. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

George Gissing He resolved that he would not long delay. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell But he resolved to make a great effort of will, and break loose from these trammels of sense. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Thomas Hardy Even had she resolved on an artificial part she might have forgotten to play it at this instant, the letter being of a kind to banish previous considerations. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Washington Irving Yes, my children, I, too, was born a Christian, and have remained a Christian in my heart, and am resolved to return to the faith. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Thomas Hardy Then he says he resolved to come to you at the Old House last night — started, reached the door, and dreaded to knock — and then went home again. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Henry Fielding It was, however, very agreeable to Amelia, who liked her still better upon a second interview, and was resolved to solicit her further acquaintance. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Alfred Ainger To Lloyd the question was doubtless of less importance; but Lamb was anxious for his sister’s sake to add to his scanty income, and with this view he resolved to make an experiment in prose fiction. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

He observed that all the others lunched at twelve, and he resolved to anticipate his usual hour. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Gustave Flauber As for himself, he resolved to re-enter Carthage in order to obtain soldiers and begin the war again. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

I resolved now to keep all my passion for some Di Vernon in the future. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Andrew Lang Being naturally timid, the silence began to terrify him, and he resolved to search once more through all the rooms; but it was of no use. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing He resolved upon it merely because he had chanced to hear the Doctor say that he was not cut out for that. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

You may conceive that this was a supreme opportunity for storing the mind with information, and knowing what I did, I resolved on taking advantage of it. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins With my whole heart I say it to you — I am resolved to confess everything!” She spoke with trembling earnestness of tone. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

I resolved to go at once to Strahan’s room and tell him of the loss sustained. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Mr. S— — with a smile on his face — the first I had seen there — came in and walked with a quick step and a resolved air up to Miss Calhoun, who endeavored to rise to meet him. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

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]

George Gissing An obstinate mood fell upon him; he resolved that he would say not a word to Constance of what had passed this morning. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Jules Verne The next day, the 14th of February, I resolved to employ some hours in studying the fishes of the Archipelago; but for some reason or other the panels remained hermetically sealed. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Maria Edgeworth He resolved to print the cards for nothing, and he stayed up very late to finish them. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope At last Isa resolved that she herself would write to him. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle These tales and rumours took substance and shape, and were corroborated and recorroborated, until they resolved themselves into a definite name. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

You had mentioned Geneva as the name of your native town, and towards this place I resolved to proceed. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Anthony Trollope Gerard Maule smoked half his cigar before he spoke a word, and Miss Palliser was quite resolved that she would not open her mouth till he had spoken. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Melick drew them forth, and the contents of the mysterious copper cylinder resolved themselves into two packages. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

The early discords had passed away completely — resolved into the absolute harmony of married life. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Theodore Dreiser He resolved some day to have a grim adjustment with society on this score. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Pu Songling The lover was paralysed with fear: in order to reassure himself he resolved to find out everything he could about his mistress. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Maria Edgeworth Seriously, then, if you are resolved to be tragical, et de me faire une scène, I must submit — console myself, and, above all things, take care not to be ridiculous. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

The duke received them and they informed him that they were resolved not to pay this tax, even if they were obliged to defend themselves against its collectors by force of arms. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Jules Verne The time is near when their lives will belong to us!” It was then resolved by Louis Cornbutte and his adherents not to wait, and to profit by the little strength which still remained to them. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Some people they knew had gone out there, purchased land, and were doing well on it; and George resolved to follow them. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Anthony Trollope True to it he resolved to be; and, therefore, when he found that Mary was flown, he resolved to fly after her. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Yes;—Sir Francis Geraldine was a beast for mischief! Thinking the matter over, he resolved that Mr. Western should not be left in the dark as to his wife’s episode. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope What a life would his have been had he really married Polly Neefit! Though he did call Lady Eardham a harridan, he resolved that he would keep his promise for the following morning. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

John Galsworthy He had stopped their mouths, maybe, but at what a cost! At the cost of certain knowledge that the rumour he had been resolved not to believe was true. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

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

Anthony Trollope He had made his way up, resolved to stop his wife, but she gave him the slip at the last moment. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

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]

Doctor Danvers resolved to keep this dreadful secret, at least for a time, to himself. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Louisa May Alcott I read my little book, felt better, resolved not to let the sun set on my anger, and ran over to tell Laurie I was sorry. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Walter Scott But Julian Peveril, his youth considered, was strict in judging his duty, and severely resolved in executing it. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope When the same friend hinted the same thing to Lizzie herself, Lizzie resolved that she would have her revenge upon that friend. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy At the same time, since his way homeward lay under the churchyard yews, he resolved to look into the belfry in passing by, and speak a word to Martin Cannister, who would be there. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Charles Dickens Others resolved to fight to the death. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell Straight to Milton, or where? So many arrangements depended on this decision that Margaret resolved to ask her father one evening, in spite of his evident fatigue and low spirits. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

He resolved to face what ever reception was awaiting him on the way, he was planning what course he should adopt to bring about a reconciliation with his redoubtable mother-in-law. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Walter Scott All this passed through his mind in the course of a single minute; and he resolved at all events to detain her on the spot, and compel, if possible, an explanation from her. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Let it suffice that the clergyman resolved to flee, and not alone. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

With these thoughts filling his mind for so long, almost to the exclusion of everything else, at last one day he resolved definitely to try to put his plan into execution. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

H. G. Wells The gathering had a personality of its own, wary, resolved to be well informed and to weigh considerations, but essentially determined. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Oliver Goldsmith I now found, that — that — I forget what I was going to observe: in short, sir, he resolved to respect himself, and laid down a plan of restoring his falling fortune. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Edith Wharton This general impression resolved itself afterward into the sense of Winterman’s wide elemental range. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

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

Wilkie Collins They seemed, at the outset, at least, resolved to understand one another plainly. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope She had found out and confessed to herself that she did love, and could not help loving, Phineas Finn. Then she had resolved to banish him from her presence, and had gone the length of telling him so. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

William Godwin Being made acquainted with her history, he resolved to re-conquer her dominions, and sent a defiance to the usurper. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Anthony Trollope He intended to make his way in life as a tradesman, and boldly resolved that he would not be above his trade. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells We kept the thing a guilty secret, and were resolved to satisfy it against all the world. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

William Henry Hudson I resolved to say nothing about my nocturnal visitor, not wishing to begin the day by furnishing fresh instances of what might seem like crass stupidity on my part. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Mark Twain She resolved to let him get whipped on the damaged spelling-book’s account, and to hate him forever, into the bargain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

He had half resolved to sacrifice himself for this girl — and behold, she cared nothing for him! The preparations for the wedding went on. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jeremy Bentham Pains of privation may accordingly be resolved into as many kinds as there are of pleasures to which they may correspond, and from the absence whereof they may be derived. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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

Tobias Smolle After mature deliberation, he resolved to demean himself with the utmost circumspection, well knowing that every violent transport would be interpreted into an undeniable symptom of insanity. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang Here he resolved to spend the night, thinking that when the sun rose he would be able to see his path again. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Morrison Hooker resolved to make up a piece of paper, folded as like the slip of music as possible, and substitute one for the other at their next meeting. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

But M. de Treville had always been so thoroughly his friend, had always been so devoted to the king and queen, and hated the cardinal so cordially, that the young man resolved to tell him everything. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I resolved to give her a final chance. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

So I resolved to seek an opportunity of talking a little to you. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sir Walter Scott It shall be so no longer; my lot is cast with Evandale, and with him I am resolved to bear it. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Ann Radcliffe She resolved to repair on the following day at the same hour to the recess, whither the interest, which she believed him to take in her fate, would no doubt conduct him in the hope of meeting her. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Jules Verne They resolved to set off without delay. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Sir Walter Scott I am well-nigh resolved to tempt the sea no further, but sit me down in quiet on the shore. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Anthony Trollope But when he went up to his room, the tears were almost in his eyes, and as he turned into bed, he resolved that on the morrow he would betake himself home. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Anthony Trollope Besides, could she give him up now? now that she was rich? He would first hear of her brother’s death and her wealth, and then would immediately be told that she had resolved to reject him. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe We resolved to steer boldly to the southward, where there was at least a probability of discovering lands, and more than a probability of finding a still milder climate. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy She was face to face with a monstrous difficulty, and she resolved to get free of it by postponement. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

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

Henry David Thoreau It was in the winter, and he had been getting out ice in the forenoon, and had resolved that in the afternoon, with the aid of his neighbors, he would take out the old yellow pine. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry Fielding But the dismissing Mrs Slipslop was a point not so easily to be resolved upon. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Caroline Lamb Few have so many faults; yet how is it that you have wound yourself already round this cold, this selfish heart, which had resolved never again to admit any inmate. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Elizabeth Gaskell You may help, but you cannot hinder me doing what I’m resolved on. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Jane Austen They were cheered by the joy of the servants on their arrival, and each for the sake of the others resolved to appear happy. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Long acquaintance with Kelly had imbued him with all the roguery of that personage, and he resolved to make the Pole pay dearly for his dinner. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Charles Dickens Feeling that the mortal struggle was now at hand, I also felt that I must be equal to him, and with that view resolved that whatever he took I would take. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

So I resolved to await a more favorable opening, and went out meanwhile to walk on the platform. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

At length no longer able to exist in this state of torture, I resolved to assume the disguise in which you see me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Edith Wharton Vance guessed that Mrs. Scrimser’s attention had finally been called to these facts (no doubt by his mother), and that in a tardy rush of self-reproach she had resolved to wipe out her debt. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins I was in no humour for trifling, and I resolved to make him understand what I meant. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He made an extended tour in Europe, and on his return to America he married, and abandoning the idea of a legal career, resolved to devote himself to literature. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

G. K. Chesterton Seeing that he was the only personal friend of the vanished man, this seemed natural enough, and Fisher resolved to deal frankly with him. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

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]

Anthony Trollope Such was the state of things upon which Harry resolved to wait for a few weeks. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Arthur Machen He resolved that he would rise early in the morning, and seek once more for his true life in the work. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Until the time that their presence was required they resolved to remain in our little town, and thus it came to pass that they gave us a few more concerts. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anthony Trollope As regarded Mr. Harding, he had also resolved to do what he could without injury to himself. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

My eager desire now was to learn her language, and I resolved at once to acquire as many words and phrases as possible. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Trollope So he resolved to go down to Littlebath on the morrow. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Neefit, when he found that no harm had as yet been done, resolved that he would return to the charge. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope There was a stubbornness about both the sinners which resolved to set public opinion at defiance. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

So he resolved to lie in wait, and anticipate any new suitor who might appear. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells I resolved not to go directly to Shaphambury from Birmingham, but to go thence to Monkshampton, thence to Wyvern, and then come down on Shaphambury from the north. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell We’n getten money laid by; and we’re resolved to stand and fall together; not a man on us will go in for less wage than th’ Union says is our due. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

William Godwin Duff resolved to put an end to their depredations, and to secure those who sought a quiet support from cultivating the fruits of the earth from forcible invasion. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Meredith Despairing of the goose, we resolved to finish the cold repast awaiting us. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Guy de Maupassant I saw that my nerves were somewhat shaky, and I resolved to leave the spot. On the River (Sur l’Eau) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson For the first few hours, she was resolved never to speak to Schilsky again. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The next step was taken when Burns resolved to spend his nineteenth summer in Kirkoswald, to learn mensuration and surveying from the schoolmaster there, who was famous as a teacher of these things. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Andrew Lang So he resolved to send an ambassador to ask her in marriage. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

That he had identified himself with their interests was a mere business affair, to be resolved in an office, impersonally. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Nellie Bly Then the question resolved itself into this: I must either add a parcel to my baggage or go around the world in and with one dress. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Andrew Lang At last the Prime Minister began to be afraid that the King would be starved to death, so he resolved to hide himself in some dark corner of the kitchen, and never take his eyes off the cooking-pot. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen I would not go on; I resolved that Vivian must be with me; and I only brought away a strange knife of flint which lay on the path, as confirmation of what I had to tell. The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

I resolved at last, if everything else failed, to make up a raft at the southern end of the N’yanza, and try to go up to the Nile in that way. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Walter Scott Eight in the morning was then the ordinary hour for breakfast, and he resolved that it should arrive before he made his appearance in their cottage. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Anthony Trollope She was quite resolved that she would carry out Lord George’s recommendation, and that no policeman or woman should examine her person, unless it were done by violence. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling They resolved my doubts most clearly. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

As I warmed myself by the fire, I resolved that this particular family difficulty was my proper business. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]