• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Resigned Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur. "A firm, yet cautious mind;
      Sincere, though prudent; constant, yet resigned ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • resigned Surrendered: given up.
    • resigned Feeling resignation; submissive.
    • resigned Synonyms Unresisting, yielding, uncomplaining, meek. See patience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • 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.
    • p.adj Resigned calmly submissive: uncomplaining
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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.”
  • Archibald Macleish
    “The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”
  • 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:

Stamp officers were forced to resign.
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske
In June, 1839, Mr. Gallatin resigned his post as president of the National Bank of New York.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
But it is understood that you resign the commission on your arrival here.
"Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third" by The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
If he is unable to do this, no course is open to him save resignation.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
I am aware of my position, and feel that I have no course open but to place my resignation in your hands.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
The following day Peel announced his resignation.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
I hate people who are resigned when I am miserable!
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The requests of the Ministers to resign were withdrawn, and the Consular Question was postponed to a future date.
"The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis" by Karl Nordlund
The new Board chose, however, to act upon it and the three resignations were accepted.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
She has nothing left; for has she not resigned everything for them?
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird

In poetry:

Be not angry; I resign,
Henceforth, all my will to thine:
I consent that thou depart,
Though thine absence breaks my heart;
Go then, and for ever too:
All is right that thou wilt do.
"A Figurative Description Of The Procedure Of Divine Love" by William Cowper
Thought is a hell to sinful men,
A torment far beyond the ken
Of the earth-shackled mind;
The wicked in a moment dree
The pains of an eternity,
That would for death be joyfully resigned.
"A Fragment" by Peter John Allan
Though God shou'd take thy substance all away,
Or by some sickness seem to call thee hence —
"Though God shou'd kill me, yet (resignedly say)
"I still in him will place my confidence."
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Is that the grief, which you compare with mine?
With ease, the smiles of Fortune I resign:
Would all my gold in one bad Deal were gone,
Were lovely Sharper mine, and mine alone.
"The Basset-Table : An Eclogue" by Alexander Pope
Sorrow is design'd to try us,
Hastening us thro' life's rough way;
Ev'ry cloud that passes by us,
Should a friendly voice convey:
Let us aid the great design,
And to God our wills resign.
"An Estimate Of The Pleasures Of Life" by Elizabeth Bath
Fine or coarse, if thin the dress,
Cold winds always cause distress.
Hard my lot, my sorrow deep,
But my thoughts in check I keep.
Ancient story brings to mind
Sufferers who were resigned.
"The Complaint Of A Neglected Wife" by Confucius

In news:

O n the day before Thanksgiving, controversial health wonk Donald Berwick tendered his resignation as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Ted Kunkel resigned as chairman of Billabong International Ltd following yesterday's annual shareholder meeting.
Guy Resigns From Job With the Help of a Brass Band.
GM marketing chief Joel Ewanick resigns.
John Mattingly resigned from his position as commissioner of the Administration of Child Services on Tuesday.
Resignation from Komen could burnish politician.
Cook chooses not to resign, placed on administrative leave.
Hutson resigns as Baptist CEO.
Brian Dunn, seen here in 2009, has resigned as CEO of Best Buy.
MPR reporter Martin Moylan discusses the resignation of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn.
Microsoft Hacked, Apple Wants Inspections, White House CTO Resigns.
Malaysia, Cronyism , And The Art Of The 'Good Resignation'.
The wealthy group with five billionaires couldn't prevent the museum's budget from being cut or keep the forced resignation of Paul Schimmel from erupting in controversy.
Two months ago, Chase Blackburn was an out-of-work linebacker, seemingly resigned to life without football.
A St Johns County Sheriff's deputy has resigned.

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