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| “DECIDE, v.i. To succumb to the preponderance of one set of influences over another set.|
A leaf was riven from a tree,
"I mean to fall to earth," said he.
The west wind, rising, made him veer.
"Eastward," said he, "I now shall steer."
The east wind rose with greater force. Said he: "'Twere wise to change my course."
With equal power they contend. He said: "My judgment I suspend."
Down died the winds; the leaf, elate, Cried: "I've decided to fall straight."
"First thoughts are best?" That's not the moral; Just choose your own and we'll not quarrel.
Howe'er your choice may chance to fall, You'll have no hand in it at all. --G.J.”
Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)
Book: Devil's Dictionary quotes
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contend synonyms: argue, compete, contest, Contests, cope, deal, deals, dealt, debate, debated, debates, debating, fence, get by, grapple, make out, manage, managed, manages, Managing, postulate, postulates.