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resignation
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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as in: submitted her resignation Define
to quit -- especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
  • Following the resignation of the previous Muggle Studies teacher, Alecto Carrow will take over the post...

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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
  • Ron and Hermione looked at him with similar mixtures of resignation and defiance.

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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
  • There are nasty rumors going around; I for one don’t believe the Muggle Studies professor at Hogwarts resigned.
  • The official version of Scrimgeour’s murder is that he resigned; he has been replaced by Pius Thicknesse, who is under the Imperius Curse.

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  • As he neared the bottom of the pile of newspapers, Harry slowed down, searching for one particular issue that he knew had arrived shortly after he had returned to Privet Drive for the summer; he remembered that there had been a small mention on the front about the resignation of Charity Burbage, the Muggle Studies teacher at Hogwarts.
  • Did I mention I’m resigning?

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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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