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resignation
Used In
Childhood's End
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • ...with a contented resignation that comes normally to a man only at the end of a long and busy life,
  • Well, I should have expected it," said Joe resignedly.

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  • We’re getting nowhere," he said 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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unspecified meaning
  • George resigned himself gloomily to whatever nonsense was coming.
  • So this, thought Jan, with a resignation that lay beyond all sadness, was the end of man.

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  • Whether it had ended in despair or resignation, Jan would never know.

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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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