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adjective: Determined; firm; unwavering.
From Middle English, from Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere (to resolve), from re- + solvere (to untie or loosen). Ultimately from Indo-European root leu- (to loosen, divide) that is also the source for forlorn, lag, loss, solve, and analysis.
From The Devil's Dictionary:
"Government and the private sector must unite against the threat,
Doreen Frankson noted. 'Firm, resolute and measured actions
This week's theme: Words from The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
'Tis with our judgements as our watches: none Go just alike, yet each believes his own. -Alexander Pope, poet (1688-1744)