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resignation
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Atlas Shrugged
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • ...he sensed the answer to his question by the look of resignation on the man’s face.

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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
  • the general manager had resigned and vanished three days ago

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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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unspecified meaning
  • The face was wind-browned, cut by lines of weariness and cynical resignation; the eyes were intelligent.
  • Then he received a letter consisting of a single sentence which informed him that Mr. Mouch was resigning from his employ.

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  • Larkin’s smile became resigned, to indicate that the remark was merely philosophical.
  • Dagny was thirty-two years old, when she told James Taggart that she would resign.
  • Two of the Directors resigned; so did the Vice-President in Charge of Operation.
  • He held his mouth closed like a man lying in resignation in unbearable pain, bearing it, making no attempt to hide it.
  • She rose from her desk in wearily distasteful resignation: it seemed easier to attend the wedding than to bother explaining her absence afterwards.
  • Oh, but I am quite resigned to taking second place in the shadow of my husband.
  • He had resigned, five years ago.
  • At the end of that year, he came to me one morning and told me that he had resigned from Acme Motors, that he was retiring and would not work anywhere else.

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  • He had owned a cigarette factory once, but it had gone bankrupt, and he had resigned himself to the lonely obscurity of his little stand in the midst of an eternal whirlpool of strangers.
  • I would suggest, therefore, that we request the resignation of Mr. Clarence Eddington, our economic consultant, who recommended the construction of the San Sebastian Line, and of Mr. Jules Mott, our representative in Mexico City.
  • The personnel office received no formal resignations.
  • He had not decided to resign-not really, he thought; he had dictated the letter for a motive which he identified to himself only as "just in case."
  • His letter of resignation lay on the desk before him-and James Taggart sat staring at it, hunched by hatred.
  • But he was certain of the first thing he had to do: he hurried to his office to destroy his letter of resignation.
  • She said, her voice calm and clear, "I have resigned."
  • I think Jim and I are the only ones who know that she has resigned for good.
  • The light of the lamp hit his face from below, and Rearden could not see his eyes, only his mouth drawn in lines of endurance and oddly solemn resignation.
  • He went on quietly to recite the list of those he knew she would ask for, those most needed in this hour, who had resigned and vanished within the past month.
  • She stood, listening with a gentle, resigned, unlamenting respect: Let’s see who’ll do greater honor, you-to Nat Taggart, or I-to Sebastian d’Anconia…… Dagny!
  • The sharper bites of fear came from the thought of the men on the Board of Directors; but his letter of resignation was his fire escape, which would leave them stuck with the fire.
  • I’ll resign, if you want me to! I can’t talk to him again!
  • It was whispered that the chief engineer of the Atlantic Southern, in despair over the company’s failure to obtain the steel he needed to reinforce the bridge, had resigned six months ago, telling the company that the bridge was unsafe.
  • "I resign!" yelled Chick Morrison.
  • Taggart’s face was resentful and tense, Eddie’s-resigned, yet wondering and curious.
  • It was not a matter of texture or wrinkles, it was the same face with the same muscles, but saturated by the withering look of resignation to a pain accepted as hopeless.
  • Slumped against the rock, she watched, in silent resignation, the hopeless circles of the plane’s struggle and its motor’s uncomplaining cry for help, a cry she had no way to answer.
  • I’ve resigned!
  • I resign!
  • On the steps of the pedestal, under the statue of the austere, exultant figure, a ragged bum sat slumped in passive resignation, like a wing-plucked bird with no place to go, resting on any chance cornice.
  • …stare if they weren’t, and pretend that he noticed neither, and strain to think of something to say to them, when he had nothing to say —while he needed hours of inquiry to find a successor for the superintendent of his rolling mills who had resigned suddenly, without explanation-he had to do it at once-men of that sort were so hard to find-and if anything happened to break the flow of the rolling mills-it was the Taggart rail that was being rolled…… He remembered the silent reproach,…
  • …curiosity that would venture anywhere with the certainty that life held nothing unworthy of or closed to discovery, and they looked as if, should they encounter malevolence, they would reject it contemptuously, not as dangerous, but as stupid, they would not accept it in bruised resignation as the law of existence, "They represent my particular career, Miss Taggart," said the young mother in answer to her comment, wrapping a loaf of fresh bread and smiling at her across the counter.
  • There’s my resignation, Jim," she said.

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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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