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determining or having the power to determine an outcome

serving the function of deciding or settling with finality

not hesitating or wavering

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determining or having the power to determine an outcome

unmistakable

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characterized by decision and firmness

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forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

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The count was more perturbed than ever by the condition of his affairs, which called for some decisive action.
These circumstances were surely the very reverse of favourable; and yet in spite of it all, and as if in demonstration of my belief that everything decisive comes to life in spite of every obstacle, it was precisely during this winter and in the midst of these unfavourable circumstances that my
That decisive chapter entitled 'Old and New Tables' was composed in the very difficult ascent from the station to Eza--that wonderful Moorish village in the rocks.
Finding themselves freed from their immediate antagonists, it seems to have occurred to both these knights at the same instant, that they would render the most decisive advantage to their party, by aiding the Templar in his contest with his rival.
Had she doubted his meaning while she listened, the glow in his face, when she looked up at him, would have been decisive.
I have been waiting long for an opportunity--to take this--this decisive step, my love; for, as you must perceive, it is impossible that there should be two chiefs in a family: and now, if you please, we will resume the dictation.
It is in this decisive moment that all our marriages are made.
Sometimes, one side by its yells and cheers would proclaim decisive blows, but a moment later the other side would be all yells and cheers.
To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew, determined, that if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
Doubtless they would have gone whithersoever his sword pointed the way," answered Grandfather; "and Washington was anxious to make a decisive assault upon the enemy.
The old man made this trivial remark, thinking it better not to respond at all to Adam's agitation: he would gather, in an indirect way, that there was nothing decisive to communicate at present.
Describing the continued arson and killings in the three states as disturbing and senseless, the military spokesperson said it had mandated its commanders in the concerned areas to implement decisive actions to arrest the menace or face court-martial.
ISLAMABAD -- Imran Khan on Saturday said that the upcoming general elections will be the most decisive polls in the country's history.
The report came after a senior Israel Defense Forces official said on Wednesday Israel's goal in its next war in the North will be to "reach a decisive victory" including the killing of Nasrallah.
ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday deemed the United Nations (UN) decisive vote on the status of Jerusalem important for world peace.