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Definitions of decisive:

  1.   Decisively. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Having the power or quality of deciding; final; conclusive; firm and resolute of purpose. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Decisiveness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Having the power of deciding: final: positive. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Final; conclusive; having the power to settle a contest or an event. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Final; conclusive; as, a decisive victory; prompt; positive; determined. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Final; conclusive; positive. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for decisive:

  1. Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver. – George W. Bush
  2. It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle. – Christian Lous Lange
  3. Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death; and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare. – Timothy Murphy
  4. I explained that we would like to adjust our position on the Syrian question to theirs, as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our relations with our neighbors, and Syria is unimportant. – Moshe Sharett
  5. In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self -determination leading to full self -government. – Dick Thornburgh

Usage examples for decisive:

  1. “ " 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
  2. 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
  3. Neither of them could maintain a satisfactory show of composure as the decisive moment approached. ” – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  4. “ For reasons which are far from clear, Pitt refused to take decisive action. ” – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  5. There is something extraordinarily decisive and satisfying about Tiel when he speaks like that. ” – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  6. “ " A victory, a great, decisive victory! ” – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  7. There was no answer for a few minutes, and then the words whispered were very short and decisive – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  8. She was going to play a decisive game. ” – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  9. We hope your help may be quick and decisive – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  10. 8 is quite decisive – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg

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