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resignation
used in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix

2 meanings, 11 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
  • "If you resign," said Harry testily, "there'll only be three players left on the team."
    Chapter 19 -- The Lion and the Serpent (97% in)
resign = quit (the team)
There are no more uses of "resignation" flagged with this meaning in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix.

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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
  • Resigned to the worst, he set off for Snape's office after dinner.
    Chapter 28 -- Snape's Worst Memory (47% in)
resigned = having accepted something undesired as unavoidable
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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • 'Oh, very well,' he said, looking resigned.
    Chapter 38 -- The Second War Begins (59% in)
  • 'Listening to the news,' said Harry in a resigned voice.
    Chapter 1 -- Dudley Demented (26% in)
  • Well, you don't just hand in your resignation to Voldemort.
    Chapter 6 -- The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (65% in)
  • Wizengamot elders Griselda Marchbanks and Tiberius Ogden have resigned in protest at the introduction of the post of Inquisitor to Hogwarts.
    Chapter 15 -- The Hogwarts High Inquisitor (9% in)
  • I'm going to resign first thing tomorrow.
    Chapter 19 -- The Lion and the Serpent (97% in)
  • 'Oh, all righ',' Hagrid said in a resigned voice.
    Chapter 20 -- Hagrid's Tale (21% in)
  • I dunno why Angelina won't just let me resign.
    Chapter 25 -- The Beetle at Bay (48% in)
  • 'Angelina still won't let him resign,' Ginny said, as though reading Harry's mind.
    Chapter 26 -- Seen and Unforeseen (20% in)
  • Cowardice, . that's what it was... despicable cowardice... if I wasn't worried what would happen to you students without me, I'd resign in protest.'
    Chapter 32 -- Out of the Fire (7% in)

There are no more uses of "resignation" in Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix.

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