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resignation
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resignation
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Middlemarch
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  • "Caleb!" said Mrs. Garth, in a deep contralto, expressive of resigned astonishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And the shelter was still there: Lydgate had accepted his narrowed lot with sad resignation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Still, we must learn to resign ourselves, wherever our lot may be cast.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he came back to Rosamond, she had already thrown herself on the sofa, in resigned fatigue.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he had always been asking her to play the "Last Rose of Summer," she would have required much resignation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He did not share her warm interest, however; and only spoke with resignation of the risks attendant on the beginning of medical practice and the desirability of prudence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he has chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But in this order of experience I am still young, and in looking forward to an unfavorable possibility I cannot but feel that resignation to solitude will be more difficult after the temporary illumination of hope.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Everything looked blooming and joyous except Miss Morgan, who was brown, dull, and resigned, and altogether, as Mrs. Vincy often said, just the sort of person for a governess.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When Lydgate spoke with desperate resignation of going to settle in London, and said with a faint smile, "We shall have you again, old fellow."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is our united sentiment that Mr. Bulstrode should be called upon—and I do now call upon him—to resign public positions which he holds not simply as a tax-payer, but as a gentleman among gentlemen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At the age of two-and-twenty Mary had certainly not attained that perfect good sense and good principle which are usually recommended to the less fortunate girl, as if they were to be obtained in quantities ready mixed, with a flavor of resignation as required.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Some hours later, when he was at home, Caleb said to his wife, incidentally, that he had had some little differences with Bulstrode, and that in consequence, he had given up all notion of taking Stone Court, and indeed had resigned doing further business for him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The fact is, you would wish me to be a little more like him, Rosy," said Lydgate, in a sort of resigned murmur, with a smile which was not exactly tender, and certainly not merry.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nevertheless, while Sir James said to himself that he had completely resigned her, since with the perversity of a Desdemona she had not affected a proposed match that was clearly suitable and according to nature; he could not yet be quite passive under the idea of her engagement to Mr. Casaubon.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I shall tell everybody that you are going to put up for Middlemarch on the Whig side when old Pinkerton resigns, and that Casaubon is going to help you in an underhand manner: going to bribe the voters with pamphlets, and throw open the public-houses to distribute them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But there were strong cords pulling him back from that abrupt departure: the blight on his happiness in thinking of Dorothea, the crushing of that chief hope which had remained in spite of the acknowledged necessity for renunciation, was too fresh a misery for him to resign himself to it and go straightway into a distance which was also despair.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She resigned no domestic function to her daughter; and the matron's blooming good-natured face, with the two volatile pink strings floating from her fine throat, and her cheery manners to husband and children, was certainly among the great attractions of the Vincy house—attractions which made it all the easier to fall in love with the daughter.  (not reviewed by editor)

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