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Usage examples for decisive

  1. For reasons which are far from clear, Pitt refused to take decisive action. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  2. Philip's voice was without a tremor, low, forceful and decisive. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. There was no answer for a few minutes, and then the words whispered were very short and decisive. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  4. There is something extraordinarily decisive and satisfying about Tiel when he speaks like that. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  5. 8 is quite decisive. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  6. " A victory, a great, decisive victory! – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  7. Not a few shots were now fired; but the young ladies scarcely heeded them in the excitement of this decisive moment. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  8. The decisive interview came off on the following morning. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  9. She was going to play a decisive game. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  10. Her second letter tells me as a decisive proof how very bad she is, that every day she feels shot in the head. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  11. 278; Saxa Rubra, site of decisive victory of, ii. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  12. We hope your help may be quick and decisive. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  13. " We can't spoil that lovely program that took you so long to make, for anything," said Polly, in a decisive fashion. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  14. This campaign will be decisive, for me,"- glancing towards Anneke-" I must return a conqueror, in one sense, or I do not wish to return at all. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. In fact I had a sharp and decisive answer concerning several things of which I had dared to make a question. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  16. If it comes to a point where decisive action has to be taken-" " You're the one to take it," interrupted the sheriff. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  17. Neither of them could maintain a satisfactory show of composure as the decisive moment approached. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
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