determinedly determinedly  /də ˈtɜr mə nəd li/


  1. (adv) with determination; in a determined manner
  2. (adv) with ambition; in an ambitious and energetic manner



  1. But Obama's is a determinedly conservative boldness.
  2. As if that wasn't enough strain on her petite body, Fassie determinedly put on a frenetic dance show.
  3. The fear was that they would prove too determinedly nationalistic to come together in any kind of practical alliance.


  • Mon refugee serves as leader, example for Navy JROTC cadets

    When he was a small boy, Tala Done was stumbling determinedly about in an orange robe, his head shaved, undergoing a Buddhist monk ceremony. He staggered under the weight and circumference of a black alms bowl in the village of Hangan, Burma, while an adult Buddhist monk followed after him, making sure he didn’t fall over.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes


  1. "Before I knew what was happening, this guy had lurched toward me and was grabbing the torch out of my hand and I was determinedly clinging on," former children's television host Konnie Huq told British Broadcasting Corp. television.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Konnie Huq Source: Hartford Courant

  2. "You carried out the order of the party, government and the central military committee determinedly. You contributed to the relief efforts," Hu told troops in Wenchuan county before the shaking prompted him to pause and glance over a hill before...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Hu Jintao Source: 940 News

  3. (The Times' Kenneth Turan noted "Airbender's" "determinedly unsophisticated dialogue" and said that "nothing about the film's functional visual effects makes a major impression."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Kenneth Turan Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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