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resignation
used in Atlas Shrugged

2 meanings, 36 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
submitted her resignation
Definition
to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
  • the general manager had resigned and vanished three days ago
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (69% in)
resigned = quit (the job)
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2  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
Definition
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • ...he sensed the answer to his question by the look of resignation on the man's face.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (59% in)
resignation = having accepted something undesired as unavoidable
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?  —34 uses
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  • "I resign!" yelled Chick Morrison.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (38% in)
  • The face was wind-browned, cut by lines of weariness and cynical resignation; the eyes were intelligent.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (2% in)
  • Larkin's smile became resigned, to indicate that the remark was merely philosophical.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (40% in)
  • Two of the Directors resigned; so did the Vice-President in Charge of Operation.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (58% in)
  • Dagny was thirty-two years old, when she told James Taggart that she would resign.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (60% in)
  • He had owned a cigarette factory once, but it had gone bankrupt, and he had resigned himself to the lonely obscurity of his little stand in the midst of an eternal whirlpool of strangers.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (86% in)
  • I would suggest, therefore, that we request the resignation of Mr. Clarence Eddington, our economic consultant, who recommended the construction of the San Sebastian Line, and of Mr. Jules Mott, our representative in Mexico City.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (38% in)
  • He held his mouth closed like a man lying in resignation in unbearable pain, bearing it, making no attempt to hide it.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (69% in)
  • ...stare if they weren't, and pretend that he noticed neither, and strain to think of something to say to them, when he had nothing to say —while he needed hours of inquiry to find a successor for the superintendent of his rolling mills who had resigned suddenly, without explanation-he had to do it at once-men of that sort were so hard to find-and if anything happened to break the flow of the rolling mills-it was the Taggart rail that was being rolled...... He remembered the silent reproach,...
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (5% in)
  • Oh, but I am quite resigned to taking second place in the shadow of my husband.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (30% in)
  • He had resigned, five years ago.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (1% in)
  • Then he received a letter consisting of a single sentence which informed him that Mr. Mouch was resigning from his employ.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (22% in)
  • At the end of that year, he came to me one morning and told me that he had resigned from Acme Motors, that he was retiring and would not work anywhere else.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (77% in)
  • She rose from her desk in wearily distasteful resignation: it seemed easier to attend the wedding than to bother explaining her absence afterwards.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (7% in)
  • The light of the lamp hit his face from below, and Rearden could not see his eyes, only his mouth drawn in lines of endurance and oddly solemn resignation.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (94% in)
  • It was whispered that the chief engineer of the Atlantic Southern, in despair over the company's failure to obtain the steel he needed to reinforce the bridge, had resigned six months ago, telling the company that the bridge was unsafe.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (11% in)
  • There's my resignation, Jim," she said.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (60% in)
  • She said, her voice calm and clear, "I have resigned."
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (61% in)
  • The personnel office received no formal resignations.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (69% in)
  • I think Jim and I are the only ones who know that she has resigned for good.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (2% in)
  • His letter of resignation lay on the desk before him-and James Taggart sat staring at it, hunched by hatred.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (61% in)
  • He had not decided to resign-not really, he thought; he had dictated the letter for a motive which he identified to himself only as "just in case."
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (61% in)
  • The sharper bites of fear came from the thought of the men on the Board of Directors; but his letter of resignation was his fire escape, which would leave them stuck with the fire.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (66% in)
  • But he was certain of the first thing he had to do: he hurried to his office to destroy his letter of resignation.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (81% in)
  • He went on quietly to recite the list of those he knew she would ask for, those most needed in this hour, who had resigned and vanished within the past month.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (81% in)
  • She stood, listening with a gentle, resigned, unlamenting respect: Let's see who'll do greater honor, you-to Nat Taggart, or I-to Sebastian d'Anconia...... Dagny!
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (53% in)
  • ...curiosity that would venture anywhere with the certainty that life held nothing unworthy of or closed to discovery, and they looked as if, should they encounter malevolence, they would reject it contemptuously, not as dangerous, but as stupid, they would not accept it in bruised resignation as the law of existence, "They represent my particular career, Miss Taggart," said the young mother in answer to her comment, wrapping a loaf of fresh bread and smiling at her across the counter.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (52% in)
  • Slumped against the rock, she watched, in silent resignation, the hopeless circles of the plane's struggle and its motor's uncomplaining cry for help, a cry she had no way to answer.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (79% in)
  • It was not a matter of texture or wrinkles, it was the same face with the same muscles, but saturated by the withering look of resignation to a pain accepted as hopeless.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (45% in)
  • On the steps of the pedestal, under the statue of the austere, exultant figure, a ragged bum sat slumped in passive resignation, like a wing-plucked bird with no place to go, resting on any chance cornice.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (**% in)
  • Taggart's face was resentful and tense, Eddie's-resigned, yet wondering and curious.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (8% in)
  • I'll resign, if you want me to!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (64% in)
  • I resign!
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (38% in)
  • I've resigned!
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (38% in)

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