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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
  • He left her resignedly; he had got what he wanted.

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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
  • I am perfectly resigned to her thinking me a tyrant for a twelvemonth.
  • "We must study resignation," said Mrs. Penniman, hesitating, but sententious at a venture.

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  • Resignation to what?

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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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