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War and Peace
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  • His face wore a calm look of piety and resignation to the will of God.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To give that terrible order seemed to him equivalent to resigning the command of the army.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He at once resigned his commission, and without waiting for it to be accepted took leave of absence and went to Moscow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Behind them sat Anna Mikhaylovna wearing a green headdress and with a happy look of resignation to the will of God on her face.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Anna Mikhaylovna regarded the refined sadness that united her son to the wealthy Julie with emotion, and resignation to the Divine will.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Count Ilya Rostov had resigned the position of Marshal of the Nobility because it involved him in too much expense, but still his affairs did not improve.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The Duke of Oldenburg bears his misfortunes with admirable strength of character and resignation," remarked Boris, joining in respectfully.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very importantómore important than anything he had ever done in his life.  (not reviewed by editor)

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