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resignation
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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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 whole Wizarding community has been screaming for my resignation for a fortnight.

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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
  • I think we must resign ourselves to the fact that they will, at some point, realize we are not Lord Voldemort.

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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
  • "Of course you did," said Mr. Weasley, sounding resigned.
  • "You’re not pathetic and you’re not resigning!" said Harry fiercely, seizing Ron by the front of his robes.

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  • But before they were sure beyond doubt that the cup and the locket were both gone, the assistant who had worked at Borgin and Burkes, the young man who had visited Hepzibah so regularly and charmed her so well, had resigned his post and vanished.
  • We didn’t face him, though," said Neville, emerging from under the seat with fluff and dust in his hair and a resigned-looking Trevor in his hand.
  • all the fight went out of him and he said, "I resign.

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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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