With no other option, Law tendered his resignation to Pope John Paul II and slinked off to Rome.
But these high-level sources who refused to be quoted or named say his resignation is only a matter of time.
Like when a president accepts the resignation of an embattled cabinet member (who really may have been fired).
But Bush would not accept the resignation, and Rumsfeld says he eventually accepted the decision.
Demanding his resignation, they claim he has control over the entire process and is too cozy with people who are chosen.
Only the thought of the new world and all that it must mean steeled her to resignation.
Somewhat surprised at her lack of protest--or was it resignation to the inevitable?
A general of the National army, who was present, remarks that Barksdale died "like a brave man, with dignity and resignation."
I wonder, now, could we persuade Matthew to send in his resignation.
With a sigh of resignation she sat down on the oak seat just outside the office window to wait.
late 14c., "act of resigning" (an office, etc.), from Old French resignation (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin resignationem (nominative resignatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resignare (see resign). Meaning "submission, acquiescence" is from 1640s.