What does the word determination mean?

Usage examples for determination

  1. But I have come to a set determination, and one that to you may seem a peculiar one. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  2. Terry's response was so surprising that it fairly took his mother's breath away; for, drawing himself up to his full height, and putting on a look of the utmost determination, he exclaimed,- " And it's a gentleman I mean to be some day, and then it's yourself that will ride in a carriage with glass sides, as fine as Miss Drummond's." – Terry's Trials and Triumphs by J. Macdonald Oxley