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resignation
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A Tale of Two Cities
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • As the clock struck two, she was there, and at four she turned resignedly away.

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  • It wasn’t her first choice, but she accepted it with resignation.
  • She was resigned to being embarrassed by her younger brother.

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  • Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
  • There was a hurry, too, in all his thoughts, a turbulent and heated working of his heart, that contended against resignation.

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  • If, for a moment, he did feel resigned, then his wife and child who had to live after him, seemed to protest and to make it a selfish thing.
  • He had not returned sooner, he replied, simply because he had no means of living in France, save those he had resigned; whereas, in England, he lived by giving instruction in the French language and literature.

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as in: submitted her resignation Define
to quit -- especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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