resignation

[Res`ig*na┬Ětion]

Resignation can mean either stepping down from a job or accepting an unpleasant but inevitable situation. You could even feel resignation as you announce your resignation.

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The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission.

Noun
a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"

Noun
the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

Noun
acceptance of despair


n.
The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission.

n.
The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God.


Resignation

Res`ig*na"tion (r?z`?g-n?"sh?n), n. [F. r'82signation. See Resign.] 1. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission. 2. The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God. Syn. -- Patience; surrender; relinquisment; forsaking; abandonment; abdication; renunciation; submission; acquiescence; endurance. See Patience.

The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission.

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Usage Examples

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.

I've analyzed the best I can... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.

Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.

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Other Usage Examples

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

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