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Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • Time brought resignation, and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How changed I found him, even in those few days! He lay an image of sadness and resignation awaiting his death.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Darling! I'd rather resign her to God, and lay her in the earth before me.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She could not bear the notion which I had put into her head of Mr. Linton's philosophical resignation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In her absence I began to beg for Zillah's place at the Heights, offering to resign mine to her; but he would suffer it on no account.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No plan offered itself: the very exhibition of any desire to keep him would have rendered the claimant more peremptory: there was nothing left but to resign him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He took the one I had away, and ordered her to resign hers to me; she refused, and he he struck her down, and wrenched it off the chain, and crushed it with his foot.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He opened them suddenly, and resigned the object of dispute; but, ere she had well secured it, he seized her with the liberated hand, and, pulling her on his knee, administered with the other a shower of terrific slaps on both sides of the head, each sufficient to have fulfilled his threat, had she been able to fall.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Resign her to God as it is, sir,' I answered, 'and if we should lose you which may He forbid under His providence, I'll stand her friend and counsellor to the last.  (not reviewed by editor)

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