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resignation
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Gone with the Wind
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as in: accepted it with resignation Define
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • Mammy sighed resignedly, beholding herself outguessed.
  • "The Calvert boys have been blabbing again," Gerald said resignedly, "else you’d not be knowing the amount.

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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
  • As for Scarlett, she had long ago become resigned to Melanie’s habit of seeing good in everyone.
  • He went on speaking and there was a quality in his voice, a sadness, a resignation, that increased her fear until every vestige of anger and disappointment was blotted out.

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  • He hastily and secretly decamped, arranging that his resignation would not become public until he was safely in the North.
  • So, only half resigned to her fate, she spent most of her time with Scarlett, vicariously enjoying a pregnancy not her own.
  • Now, he was only resigned.
  • A resigned striped kitten was clutched to her breast.
  • That October Governor Bullock resigned his office and fled from Georgia.
  • This wrongness went even deeper than Bonnie’s death, for now the first unbearable anguish was fading into resigned acceptance of her loss.
  • The Gelerts and Hundons, evidently apprised of Bullock’s departure before his resignation became public, left town abruptly, disappearing into that oblivion from which they had come.

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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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