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resignation
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • She said he just looked as if he was asleep, he looked that peaceful and resigned.
  • We waited to see whether she would remain or go in and, if she remained, we left our shadow and walked up to Mangan’s steps resignedly.

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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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  • Melancholy was the dominant note of his temperament, he thought, but it was a melancholy tempered by recurrences of faith and resignation and simple joy.
  • He was quite resigned.

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  • "He looks quite resigned," said my aunt.

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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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