to quit -- especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
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.
I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.
Therefore I will go immediately and carry my resignation to the king.
Dumas, Alexandre -- The Man in the Iron Mask
When the Blood Shrike heard about the attack plans, he tried to resign his post.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
None of these men were enervated by wealth or hesitated to resign the pleasures of life; none of them put off the evil day in the hope, natural to poverty, that a man, though poor, may one day become rich.
Thucydides -- Pericles’s Funeral Oration
I don’t know what I expected him to have, but I was fantasizing that maybe it was his resignation letter.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
Therefore I wrote to Piedmont, offered my resignation for the following June, and offered to help find a replacement.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
An Iowa officer who had risen from the ranks during three years of service while his father and younger sister had died and his brother was missing in action after the battle of Atlanta wrote to his distraught mother in September, 1864, that he could not resign his commission and come home while the war’s outcome remained in doubt.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
...he furiously resigned as president-elect of the Virginia chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution,
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
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Ever since the House of Hades, when he’d resigned his praetorship, ambrosia and nectar didn’t taste like his favorite foods from Camp Jupiter.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
United States ’Founding Fathers’ -- The Constitution of the United States
He felt so ashamed of himself that he went to Wood and offered to resign from the Quidditch team.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
I have resign’d to you my charge.
William Shakespeare -- The Life and Death of King Richard III
When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned from office, then the revolution is accomplished.
Henry David Thoreau -- Resistance to Civil Government
I won’t resign, and if you do fire me I think I’ll take it to the courts,
Sinclair Lewis -- Arrowsmith
So why did you resign from the police force?
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
"I’m afraid I have no option," he said, "but to ask for your resignation."
Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
Mussolini has resigned and the King of Italy has taken over the government.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army...
Michael Shaara -- The Killer Angels
Blanche: You thought I’d been fired? Stella: No, I - thought you might have - resigned…
Tennessee Williams -- A Streetcar Named Desire
About one-third of the junior class are going to resign from their clubs.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
She would tell Gates that if he didn’t reinstate Lucy Friedman she would resign.
Nicholas Evans -- The Horse Whisperer
I gave in and sent a letter three days ago with my resignation.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
I am resigning my commission in the State Militia.
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee -- Inherit the Wind
the American president Richard Nixon had resigned over a scandal.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
He hoped she would resign. He could not face the thought of having to fire her.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
So he resigned the presidency of the Golden Fleece Debating Society,
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
A very distinguished officer had committed suicide, another had suddenly resigned,
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
And he said you’d resigned.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
You resigned as publisher, you left the editorial staff and the board, and you went to live in the woods.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"If you resign," said Harry testily, "there’ll only be three players left on the team."
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Soon afterward, he resigned from the pancake company and took a job as a cruise director in Miami.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
first year at West Point—that year during which no cadet can resign and from which none ever recovers
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
And when, just after the noonday dinner, the goodwife gave him a basket of kittens to drown, he did resign.
Mark Twain -- The Prince and The Pauper
I shall resign my office...
Richard Wright -- Native Son
He resigned as Attorney General to become counsel and vice-president for the American Electric Power Company,
Robert Penn Warren -- All the King’s Men
who expects shortly to resign his pulpit
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Celestial Railroad
The very next day he resigned from the clinic,
Milan Kundera -- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Won’t you stand by Fern, and threaten to resign from the board if they try to discharge her?
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
Since resigning from the staff of Celebrity, Bryan found her work load hadn’t eased.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
When I had decided to resign, it had indeed given me a measure of peace,
Robert A. Heinlein -- Starship Troopers
I’m resigning from the hero business.
Robert A. Heinlein -- Glory Road
What you are doing is forcing me to resign.
Robert A. Heinlein -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
If you pull me, I will take leave and pursue the case on personal time. If necessary, I will resign.
J.D. Robb -- Immortal in Death
...had even considered one restless night the advisability of resigning and letting someone who had not lost face take over the responsibility.
Robert A. Heinlein -- Tunnel In the Sky
...called today for Mr. Weasley’s resignation.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
"I refuse to accept your resignation, Hagrid, and I expect you back at work on Monday," he said.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Following the resignation of the previous Muggle Studies teacher, Alecto Carrow will take over the post...
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The whole Wizarding community has been screaming for my resignation for a fortnight.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince