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resignation
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

2 meanings, 5 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
  • all of whom expected the city reading job when and if Miss Armstrong resigned.
    Chapter 44 (45% in)
resigned = quit (a 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
  • There was resigned regret that the new flat was not as nice as their Lorimer Street home.
    Chapter 14 (74% in)
resigned = accepted something undesired as unavoidable
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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • And let resignation creep into it.
    Chapter 51 (32% in)
  • He sighed in pretended resignation.
    Chapter 1 (87% in)
  • Sighing, she resigned herself to a sinless life.
    Chapter 44 (42% in)

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