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as in: submitted her resignation Define
to quit -- especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
  • ...joining discussion groups and resigning from discussion groups,

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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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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • Yossarian stepped out of the way with resignation finally when he saw it was hopeless to try to reason with him.
  • ’We have no choice,’ Milo informed him resignedly.

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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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  • His face darkened with resignation.
  • These were two disappointments to which he had resigned himself: he would never be a skeet shooter, and he would never make money.

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  • All you needed was fear, and Yossarian had plenty of that, more fear than Orr or Hungry Joe, more fear than Dunbar, who had resigned himself submissively to the idea that he must die someday.
  • In a world in which success was the only virtue, he had resigned himself to failure.
  • Alarm changed to resignation, and more and more Doc Daneeka acquired the look of an ailing rodent.
  • ’I guess I don’t want to live like a vegetable, then,’ said Major Danby with a smile of sad resignation.
  • McWatt made a resigned shrug.
  • Just as she was growing resigned to her loss, the postman rang with a bolt from the blue — a letter from overseas that was signed with her husband’s signature and urged her frantically to disregard any bad news concerning him.
  • …unanswered, and misfortune tramped with equal brutality on the virtuous and the corrupt; and the chaplain, who had conscience and character, would have yielded to reason and relinquished his belief in the God of his fathers — would truly have resigned both his calling and his commission and taken his chances as a private in the infantry or field artillery, or even, perhaps, as a corporal in the paratroopers — had it not been for such successive mystic phenomena as the naked man in the…
  • Yossarian had not resigned himself to that idea, and he bolted for his life wildly on each mission the instant his bombs were away, hollering, ’Hard, hard, hard, hard, you bastard, hard!’ at McWatt and hating McWatt viciously all the time as though McWatt were to blame for their being up there at all to be rubbed out by strangers, and everybody else in the plane kept off the intercom, except for the pitiful time of the mess on the mission to Avignon when Dobbs went crazy in mid-air and…

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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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