Examples of decisive in a Sentence
You must be decisive and persistent to succeed in this competitive field.
I stood there wondering what to do, but my sister was more decisive and immediately went to the phone.
The fight ended with a decisive blow.
the decisive battle of the war
The poverty of his childhood played a decisive role in his adult life.
The meeting is seen as a decisive step toward a peace treaty.
Recent Examples of decisive from the Web
Buoyed by a raucous hometown crowd, the reappearance of a confident Pekka Rinne, and offensive contributions from their third and fourth lines, the Nashville Predators had a decisive 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
After what seemed like forever, the NBA Finals got underway Thursday with the Warrios scoring a decisive Game One victory over the Cavs.
The decision ends a months-long courtroom struggle between U.S. prosecutors and defense lawyers over the roles of Giuliani and Mukasey in the case, without a decisive win for either side.
Those three states proved decisive for President Trump and, especially in the case of Michigan and Wisconsin, were neglected by the Clinton campaign.
Kennedy walked three and unleashed 41 pitches in the decisive inning, which Tigers outfielder Justin Upton finished off with a two-run double before departing the game because of a leg injury.
The decisive rally came from Kevin Kisner, who bagged four back-nine birdies at Colonial Country Club — including three in a row at Nos.
That’s because Kennedy, closer to the ideological center of the court than any of his colleagues, often casts the decisive vote when the court is otherwise split between conservatives and liberals.
The latest contest ended with a little controversy, as Newport Harbor was on the verge of forcing a decisive fifth set, until one of the referees called a red card on Ethan Talley for using profanity after his kill.
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DECISIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decisive for English Language Learners
: able to make choices quickly and confidently
: causing something to end in a particular way : determining what the result of something will be
: very clear and obvious
DECISIVE Defined for Kids
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