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resignation
used in Cujo

5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
accepted it with resignation
Definition
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • She had been frightened because she could see no logic in her mother's tantrum ... and because of the expression she had seen in her father's eyes. It had been a kind of resigned disgust.
resigned = having accepted something undesirable as unacceptable
  • The ash of her cigarette fell on the shoulder of George Meara's uniform blouse, freshly dry-cleaned and just put on clean this morning; he brushed it off resignedly.

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  • Holly cried in a kind of resigned horror.
  • Resigned, Tad nodded.
  • Aunt Evvie was nowhere near as senile as Arnie Heebert had been, and nowhere near as old, but at ninety-three she was old enough, and, as she was fond of bawling at a resigned (and often hung-over) George Meara when he delivered the mail, she hadn't been stupid enough to lose her home the way Heebert had done.

There are no more uses of "resignation" in Cujo.

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