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Definition of "determined" []

  • Marked by or showing determination; resolute: was engaged in a protracted struggle with a determined enemy. (adjective)
  • Decided or resolved. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "determined" in a sentence
  • ""Elsie!" said he, in a tone a little less severe, but quite as determined, "I see that you think that because you gained your point in relation to that song that you will always be allowed to do as you like in such matters; but you are mistaken; I am _determined_ to be obeyed this time."
  • ""Young George was of so unsettled a disposition," says Smith, "that his father, being fully aware of his extraordinary talents, was determined to force him to get his own living, and gave him a guinea, with something like the following observation: 'I am _determined_ to encourage your idleness no longer; there -- take that guinea, and apply to your art and support yourself.'"
  • "It scared me, how good he was, his movements sure and efficient, his expression determined and free of doubt."