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  • adv. With resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With submission.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With resignation; submissively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a hopeless resigned manner
  • adv. with resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner


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  • "Of course it is," resignedly, "and we'll drift into the breakers in the bay, and that 'll be the end."

    Cap'n Eri

  • I could have borne it, but that, "resignedly," was the reason mamma settled on it.

    Vagabondia 1884

  • "But that," resignedly, "that was a mere drop in the bucket.

    The Silver Butterfly

  • "Quite sure," resignedly; "but if it were a bad two hours it would still have been worth it.

    Winding Paths

  • Men and women stand up in the rows, greeting one another warmly as late-coming families search for seats before resignedly settling into the rows of folding chairs set up in the overflow.

    American Grace

  • “But your midwife would kill you,” he said resignedly.

    Tew's Day!

  • "I for one welcome our new computer overlords," "Jeopardy!" competitor Ken Jennings wrote resignedly on his screen, as Watson the IBM computer thoroughly stomped on him and fellow super-geek Brad Rutter during Watson's final appearance on the syndicated game show.

    On 'Jeopardy!,' rise of the machine: Computer competitor rakes in ratings

  • When Hall optimistically says of her brother "Perchance he is not drowned", Haygarth resignedly points to the corpse of a dead mariner.

    Twelfth Night - review | Theatre | Michael Billington

  • Though I'd miss my bit of bacey -- this as an after-thought, and said regretfully and resignedly.


  • But, come on -- do they have to admit it so resignedly?

    Seth Engel: Graduation, or Biking on Thin Air


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