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resignation
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
submitted her resignation
Definition to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
  • it being hardly in the nature of a public officer to resign
    Introductory (88% in)
resign = to quit (a job)
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2  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
Definition acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • "Yes, to another world," replied the minister with pious resignation.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (92% in)
resignation = acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • But whether from pride or resignation, or a feeling that her penance might best be wrought out by this unutterable pain, she resisted the impulse, and sat erect, pale as death, looking sadly into little Pearl's wild eyes.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (84% in)
  • In view of my previous weariness of office, and vague thoughts of resignation, my fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and although beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
    Introductory (93% in)

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