firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.

1375–1425 for earlier sense “dissolved”; 1525–35 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin resolūtus, past participle of resolvere to resolve

resolutely [rez-uh-loot-lee, rez-uh-loot-] , adverb
resoluteness, noun
overresolute, adjective
overresolutely, adverb
overresoluteness, noun
semiresolute, adjective
semiresolutely, adverb
semiresoluteness, noun
unresolute, adjective
unresolutely, adverb
unresoluteness, noun

1. firm, steadfast, fixed. See earnest1. 2. unwavering, undaunted. Unabridged
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resolute (ˈrɛzəˌluːt)
1.  firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
2.  characterized by resolution; determined: a resolute answer
[C16: from Latin resolutus, from resolvere to resolve]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., "dissolved, of loose structure," from L. resolutus, pp. of resolvere (see resolution). Meaning "determined, absolute" is from c.1500.
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Example sentences
He is full of self doubt but he presses on resolutely.
The machines used to generate them still rely resolutely on vacuum tubes.
He resolutely denied her plea to have the picture removed.
The strong line of junipers in the parkway, marching resolutely downhill, was
  so insistent that you noticed little else.
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