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Resolution, 1) fixed purpose, determination: “think you I can a r. fetch from flowery tenderness?” Meas. III, 1, 82. “so I take my leave, in r. as I swore before,” Shr. IV, 2, 43. “your r. cannot hold,” Wint. IV, 4, 36. “in this r. I defy thee,” H6C II, 2, 170. V, 1, 95. R3 III, 7, 218. H8 II, 4, 176. Troil. II, 2, 191. Cor. V, 6, 95. Rom. IV, 1, 53. Caes. II, 1, 113. Ant. V, 2, 238.
2) firmness, resoluteness, undaunted courage: “my will is backed with r.” Lucr. 352. “my r., love, shall be thy boast,” Lucr. 352 Lucr. 352 Meas. III, 1, 170. John IV, 1, 35. V, 1, 53. R2 I, 1, 109. H4A I, 2, 67.* H5 II, 4, 35. H6B III, 1, 332. IV, 8, 65. H6C II, 2, 77. Tit. III, 1, 239. Mcb. V, 5, 42. Hml. III, 1, 84. Oth. V, 1, 5. Ant. IV, 15, 49. Ant. IV, 15, 49 Cymb. III, 6, 4.
3) satisfactory information, freedom from doubt, certainty: “I would unstate myself, to be in a due r.” Lr. I, 2, 108.
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