• WordNet 3.6
    • adv resignedly in a hopeless resigned manner "she shrugged her shoulders abjectly"
    • adv resignedly with resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner "resignedly, I telegraphed back that it was all right with me if he insisted"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • adv Resignedly With submission.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When he resigned in 1923 because of illegal behavior in the Teapot Dome Affair, Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was offered an appointment to the Supreme Court by President Harding. In 1931, Fall was tried and found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
    • resignedly With resignation; submissively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Resignedly with submission
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  • John Keble
    John Keble
    “We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.”
  • Graham Greene
    “We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “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.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.”
  • Dawn Steel
    Dawn Steel
    “You don't resign from these jobs, you escape from them.”
  • Larry Eisenberg
    Larry Eisenberg
    “For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. resignāre, -ātum, to annul—re-, sig. reversal, signāresignum, a mark.


In literature:

I have resigned my commission in the army.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
An arrangement, satisfactory on all sides, was at length entered into, under which he resigned his appointment.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
As you won't resign of your own accord, I'm going to demand your resignation.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
When Campe resigned his immediate tutorship he was allowed to select his successor, and he chose a young man by the name of Christian Knuth.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
She struggled to be resigned, and was not only weary, but tempted to grasp at material rewards.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
The deprived bishops at first affected all the meekness of resignation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
In the cold, gray dawn of the early morning, Grace resigned her office to Babette, the housemaid, and sought her room.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
This was my view of my duty from the end of 1841, to my resignation of St. Mary's in the autumn of 1843.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
He now committed the error of addressing a telegram to the tsar in which he offered to resign his crown into the hands of Russia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
I asked Lord M., 'Must they resign directly, the next day, after the division (if they intended resigning)?
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
The bank flourished and at twenty-three he resigned and, taking what money he had, he was soon on his way to California.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
In less than an hour Captains Lawson and Wing called on me to report that the Colonel would resign if I would withdraw the charges.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Was it possible the public could be resigned to such an absence?
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
When order was restored he resigned his situation.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
I was not so easily resigned to the situation.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
Did you resign your high functions?
"The Blacksmith's Hammer, or The Peasant Code" by Eugène Sue
And what did she resign?
"Too Rich" by Adolph Streckfuss
I preferred to treat him in such a manner as to induce him to resign.
"Vineta" by E. Werner
After over two years' residence the climate proved so unfavourable to his health that he was compelled to resign.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
Charles was forced to resign the senatorship of Rome and the signoria of Lombardy and Tuscany.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

Grant us, O Lord, a heart to pray,
A heart to walk in wisdom's way,
A heart resign'd to Thee;
And while we journey here below,
May streams of peace and comfort flow
As rivers—bold and free.
"Prayer" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Dear virtuous damsel, vainly brave,
Thou must resign thy hopes to save
These innocents from death!
The faithless ladder breaks--the maid
Escaping by angelic aid,
Now scarce retains her breath.
"The Stork" by William Hayley
O sunshine in profoundest gloom,
To know that on the earth there dwells,
Somewhere, unseen, one woman whom
No noblest thought excels;
And that by valour to resign,
I make her more than ever mine.
"The Human Tragedy ACT I" by Alfred Austin
O! may we live a worthy life,
And may we die a worthy death;
Whether we fall in freedom's strife,
Or calmly we resign our breath,
There is a voice of truth to tell,
Of him who hath deserved well.
"Lines, On The Death Of My Friend, Joseph Taylor, Of Oldham." by Samuel Bamford
A promise too my Lucy made,
(And shall my heart its claim resign?)
That ere May-flowers again should fade,
Her heart and hand should both be mine.
Hark 'ye, Lucy, this is May;
Love shall crown our Holiday.
"Lucy" by Robert Bloomfield
I turn'd to the cottage, and there my poor hind
Lay sick of a fever,-- all meekly resign'd,
For oh! the good wife was so cheerful and kind,
In scorn of all matters,
An angel in tatters,
And she was at Home!
"Home" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts to resign.
Morris resigns as Bertram mayor.
Reid apologizes, Steele calls for resignation, Palin 'God's plan, Blagojevich blacker than Obama.
Special Counsel Bloch to Resign.
Conservative Party members meet ultimatum with a call for Cummins to resign.
Wright plays Surratt as a defiant but resigned Catholic woman who won't give away her son's whereabouts, no matter what conditions she is imprisoned under and no matter what fate awaits her.
Islamists are talking with secularists today after they resigned in protest.
Syria's Honorary Consul In California Resigns.
Just don't let him resign before November 6.
Mark Lipparelli on Tuesday said he is resigning effective Sept 28 so that a new chairman has time to prepare before the 2013 Legislature convenes in February.
Andy Reid will not resign as Eagles head coach despite the worst losing streak of his 14-year tenure in Philadelphia and the growing sense of inevitability that he will be fired.
Head of Tennessee Democrats calls on Scott DesJarlais to resign.
Conservative group considers asking Scott DesJarlais to resign.
The New Albany-Plain Local School District has received 18 applications for the treasurer's position that opened in August when Brian Ramsay resigned.
Eldorado 's girls' soccer coach resigns.

In science:

Resign from the ordering in the evolution time in the underlying LO crude MC.
The Exclusive NLO DGLAP Kernels for Non-Singlet Evolution
We have seen, in section 3.2.2, that this can be replaced by an algorithm in the style of but we had to resign to the principle according to which once a tile is placed, it cannot be removed.
About the domino problem in the hyperbolic plane, a new solution
The female vice-president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, who was to have become the first female President in January 2008 has resigned over a funding fuss at her home university (Science 313, 31).
Astrophysics in 2006
Physics Today finally resolved its differences with terminated staff member Jeff Schmidt (Brodsky 2006), who was awarded back wages and benefits, rehired, and then immediately resigned.
Astrophysics in 2006
Our way is to improve the methods to be applied and not to resign beforehand.
Around the gap between sociophysics and sociology
At the very least, the QCD-based assumptions must be scrapped and we have to resign ourselves to the incalculability of generic strong interactions .
Technicolor Signals at the LHC
Dr Terry Bridges has resigned as Deputy Gemini Scientist at the AAO and returned to his native Canada for personal reasons.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
We picked the Egyptian revolution due to the role of the social media in curating and driving the incidents that led to the resignation of the president.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
Otherwise, the robot computes Attr(F ) based on G (i) (note that it is not necessary to compute Attr(F ) and WS∗ 1 (q) as long as there is no update in G (i) from the previous round.) Then, according to Attr(F ) and (6), the robot either makes a move σ ∈ WS∗ 1(q) or resigns.
Symbolic Planning and Control Using Game Theory and Grammatical Inference
In the case of either winning or resigning the game, the robot restarts the game at some q0 ∈ Q0 with a theory of mind A(i) 2 and a hypothesized game automaton G (i) ; then its control goes to Step 2.
Symbolic Planning and Control Using Game Theory and Grammatical Inference
So it seems that one has to resign to a very smooth universe when it was young.
Galaxy Formation -- a Condensation Process just after Recombination
By no means, however, does this imply that we must resign ourselves to an agnostic attitude with respect to the real nature of a fundamental particle.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
The President resigned rather than let us know what other crimes he was involved in.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days