Example sentences for: decisive

How can you use “decisive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The media, too, have begun to use positive adjectives to describe Putin's conduct of the war: "aggressive," "tough-minded," "determined," "decisive," "uncompromising," "no-nonsense."

  • The folks on McCain's side think the votes on these amendments will be decisive.

  • Others given victor's laurels included NATO, described by the London Observer as having "saved its reputation and credibility, gaining time to improve its effectiveness as a guarantor of peace"; and the new world order celebrated in Andrew Marr's column in the Observer , "What has happened is a decisive and perhaps terminal defeat for an older Europe, a place of tribal hatreds, double-headed eagles, flaming swords and obscure martyrs.

  • The NYT depicts the U.N. report as striking in its institutional candor: Although commissioned by the current Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, the report criticizes him and his predecessor, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, for failing to take decisive action as the peacekeeping troops on the ground in Rwanda reported back about the Hutu militia's plans for ethnic attacks against Tutsis and about their accumulating weapons caches towards that end.

  • Or the legendary St. Clair McKelway, whose decisive breakdown came when he hailed a cab and prevailed upon the driver to take him to the New Yorker office at 24 West 43 rd St. "O.K.


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