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resignation
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • ...help his bearing them with more 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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as in: submitted her resignation Define
to quit -- especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
  • ...advis’d me to resign, as more consistent with my honour than being turn’d out.

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  • I know you’re unhappy there, but don’t submit your resignation until you find a better job.
  • She said that if I don’t resign, I will be fired.

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  • If that is the case, tell me, and I will resign the whole to you, and go about my business.
  • He brought a commission to supersede Mr. Hamilton, who, tir’d with the disputes his proprietary instructions subjected him to, had resign’d.

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  • "I approve," says I, "of his rule, and will practice it with a small addition; I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office.

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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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