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resignation
used in The Fountainhead

2 meanings, 21 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
  • He hoped she would resign. He could not face the thought of having to fire her.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (7% in)
resign = quit (from her 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
  • Then he stood straight, but with a kind of quiet resignation,
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (24% in)
resignation = look of having accepted the need to endure (suffer through) something undesired
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  • Toohey put his hands on the arms of his chair, then lifted his palms, from the wrists, and clasped the wood again, a little slap of resigned finality.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (97% in)
  • He went so far as to threaten us with his resignation unless you were expelled.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (47% in)
  • She was a meek little old lady with white hair, trembling hands and a face one could never remember, quiet, resigned and gently hopeless.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (31% in)
  • Roark looked at the sketches, and even though he wanted to throw them at Keating's face and resign, one thought stopped him: the thought that it was a building and that he had to save it, as others could not pass a drowning man without leaping in to the rescue.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (56% in)
  • It was as if his huge body were resigned to the conventions of a prosaic civilization and to its drab garments, but the oval of his chest and stomach sallied forth, flying the colors of his inner soul.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (2% in)
  • ...I've a jolly good mind to resign if you turn this down!
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (61% in)
  • She moved about silently, with the meek courage of resignation.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (62% in)
  • And it made them sit silently, facing each other, in astonishment, in resignation.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (59% in)
  • When the term of her vacation expired, she went to the office of the Banner in order to resign.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (10% in)
  • After a while he said, his voice flat, resigned: "No.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (75% in)
  • Waiting to hear whether I'll have to resign.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (9% in)
  • You can't even resign, my dear," he said.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (11% in)
  • You...you were going to resign anyway, weren't you?
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (15% in)
  • She stood before him, her face raised; her lips were not drawn, but closed softly, yet the shape of her mouth was too definite on her face, a shape of pain and tenderness, and resignation.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (88% in)
  • She came to visit him often and she was always polite to Dominique, with a strange, beaten air of resignation.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (27% in)
  • He had resigned himself to the process of going down, long ago.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (3% in)
  • He had not chosen to resign himself—that would have been a positive decision—it had merely happened and he had let it happen.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (3% in)
  • ROARK knew that he must not show the shock of his first glance at Peter Keating—and that it was too late: he saw a faint smile on Keating's lips, terrible in its resigned acknowledgment of disintegration.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • A few men resigned.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "resignation" in The Fountainhead.

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