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resignation
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Emma
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • He began to think it was to be, and that he could not prevent it—a very promising step of the mind on its way to resignation.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • He was soon pretty well resigned.
  • Mr. Woodhouse was resigned.

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  • They sang together once more; and Emma would then resign her place to Miss Fairfax, whose performance, both vocal and instrumental, she never could attempt to conceal from herself, was infinitely superior to her own.

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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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