Example sentences for: decisive

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

  • United's first decisive action to notify its airborne aircraft to take defensive action did not come until 9:19, when a United flight dispatcher, Ed Ballinger, took the initiative to begin transmitting warnings to his 16 transcontinental flights: "Beware any cockpit intrusion- Two a/c [aircraft] hit World Trade Center."

  • Alas, there is not much else about America's recent past (save Harry Truman's decisive stance during the early Cold War years) that appeals to Johnson.

  • Turncoats have provided the decisive evidence in recent cases against John Gotti and other bosses.

  • Thursday, Turkey unleashed planes, helicopters, and thousands of troops against Ocalan's forces in northern Iraq, reportedly "to strike a decisive blow" against the now-leaderless rebels.

  • If it's never decisive, it's not really a factor at all.


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