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resignation
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Pygmalion
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • MRS. PEARCE [only half resigned to it] Very well, sir. It’s for you to say.
  • HIGGINS [resignedly] It don’t matter, anyhow.

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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
  • MRS. PEARCE [resigning herself] Serve you right, Mr. Higgins.
  • DOOLITTLE [with melancholy resignation] Yes, ma’am; I’m expected to provide for everyone now, out of three thousand a year.

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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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