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This famous Japanese war quote is:

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

What does it mean, "fill someone with a terrible resolve"?

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Is it the use of resolve as a noun that puzzles you?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/learner-english/resolve_2

The attack on Pearl Harbor made America determined to fight back.

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  • Is it the use of resolve as a noun that puzzles you? - YES
    – David Lowe
    Apr 6, 2020 at 9:59
  • "Terrible resolve" means that the Americans would be filled with a terrifying determination to win the war. It would be terrible for the Japanese.
    – SarahT
    Apr 6, 2020 at 15:46

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