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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section I. Volition in General
1. Acts of Volition
 
604. Resolution.
 
  
NOUN:DETERMINATION, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of one’s own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, grit [U. S. & Can.]; sand [slang]; strength of -mind, - will; resolve (intent) [See Intention]; intransigence or intransigency, intransigeance [F.]; firmness (stability) [See Stability]; energy, manliness, vigor; resoluteness (courage) [See Courage]; zeal [See Activity]; desperation; devotion, devotedness.
  SELF-CONTROL, aplomb [F.], mastery over self, self-mastery, self-command, self-possession, self-reliance, self-government, self-restraint, self-conquest, self-denial; moral -courage, - fiber, - strength.
  TENACITY, perseverance [See Resolution]a; obstinacy [See Obstinacy]; game, pluck; fighting cock, game cock; bulldog; British lion.
  IRRECONCILABLE, intrasigent, intransigeant [F.], bitter-ender [colloq.]; fighting minority, militant remnant.
  
VERB:HAVE DETERMINATION &c. n.; know one’s own mind; be resolved &c. adj.; make up one’s mind; will, resolve, determine; decide (judgment) [See Judgment]; form -, come to- a -determination, - resolution, - resolve; conclude, fix, seal, determine once for all, bring to a crisis, drive matters to an extremity; take a decisive step (choice) [See Choice]; take upon oneself (undertake) [See Undertaking].
  STEEL ONESELF, devote oneself to, give oneself up to; throw away the scabbard, kick down the ladder, nail one’s colors to the mast, set one’s back against the wall, burn one’s bridges, grit one’s teeth, set one’s teeth, set one’s jaw, take the bit in one’s mouth, put one’s foot down, take one’s stand, stand firm (stability) [See Stability]; stand no nonsense, not listen to the voice of the charmer; insist upon, make a point of; set one’s heart upon, set one’s mind upon.
  BUCKLE TO; buckle oneself; put -, lay -, set- one’s shoulder to the wheel; put one’s heart into; run the gauntlet, make a dash at, take the bull by the horns; rush -, plunge- in medias res [L.]; go in for [colloq.].
  STICK AT NOTHING; make short work of (activity) [See Activity]; not stick at trifles; go all lengths, go the limit [slang], go the whole hog [slang], go it blind [slang]; go down with one’s colors flying; die game; persist (persevere) [See Resolution]a; go through fire and water, “ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm” [Addison].
  
ADJECTIVE:RESOLVED &c. v.; determined; strong-willed, strong-minded; resolute (brave) [See Courage]; self-possessed, earnest, serious; decided, definitive, peremptory, unhesitating, unflinching, unshrinking; firm, iron, game, plucky, tenacious, gritty [U. S.], indomitable, game to the backbone, game to the last; inexorable, relentless, not to be -shaken, -put down; tenax propositi [L.]; obstinate [See Obstinacy]; steady (persevering) [See Perseverance]
  UNBENDING, unyielding; set -, bent -, intent- upon; grim, stern; inflexible (hard) [See Hardness]; cast-iron, irrevocable, irreversible; not to be deflected; firm as Gibraltar.
  steeled -, proof- against; in utrumque paratus [L.].
  
ADVERB:RESOLUTELY &c. adj.; in earnest, in good earnest; seriously, joking apart, earnestly, heart and soul; on one’s mettle; manfully, like a man; with a high -heart, - courage, - hand; with a strong hand (exertion) [See Exertion].
  AT ALL RISKS, at all hazards, at all events; at any -rate, - risk, - hazard, -price, - cost, - sacrifice; à bis ou à blanc [F.], cost what it may; coûte que coûte [F.]; à tort et à travers [F.]; once for all; neck or nothing; survive or perish, live or die; rain or shine.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Spes sibi quisque.
  2. Celui qui veut celui-la peut.
  3. Chi non s’arrischia non guadagna.
  4. Frangas non flectes.
  5. Manu forti.
  6. Tentanda via est.
  7. That bent like perfect steel, to spring again and thrust.—Lowell—of Lincoln
  8. Free peoples can escape being mastered by others only by being able to master themselves.—Roosevelt
  9. If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.—Emerson
  10. Yours is a thoroughbred heart: you don’t scream and cry every time it’s pinched.—Shaw

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