Example sentences for: decisive

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

  • The NYT points out that President Clinton's proposed expansion of NATO to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic depends on the joint approval of the Senate and the parliaments of the 15 other members of NATO, and that cost will be the decisive issue in those votes.

  • On Friday, reports the Times , Russia's legislature will hold its third and decisive vote on whether to ratify Boris Yeltsin's nomination of Sergei Kiriyenko as prime minister.

  • Even if integration efforts in the past have been uncommon, information flows, transport, and inventory have always been decisive factors in shaping the relations among retail, apparel, and textile firms.

  • As legal scholar Randall Kennedy wrote in his book Race, Crime, and the Law , "Even if race is only one of several factors behind a decision, tolerating it at all means tolerating it as potentially the decisive factor."

  • In the final days of the Gulf War, most American strategists anticipated that a decisive Iraqi defeat would lead to a coup against a weakened Saddam Hussein.


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