Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being resigned (passively accepting a situation).

Etymologies

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resigned +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Students walking singly or in groups into the buildings, with palpable energy/fear/resignedness.

    Liminal

  • And I had almost said, that it depends upon yourself, by your patience, and by your resignedness to the dispensation,

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I any encouragement to follow too implicitly the example which my mother sets of meekness, and resignedness to the wills of others?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Yet his teasing ways are intolerable; his acquiescence with your slight delays, and his resignedness to the distance you now keep him at, (for a fault so much slighter, as he must think, than the punishment,) are unaccountable: He doubts your love of him, that is very probable; but you have reason to be surprised at his want of ardour; a blessing so great within his reach, as I may say.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But every other feeling as it rushed upon his was thrown into abeyance by pity, deep respectful pity, for the man who sat before him — already so bruised, going forth with sad blind resignedness to an unreal sorrow, while a real one was close upon him, too far beyond the range of common trial for him ever to have feared it.

    Adam Bede

  • The latter part of the night, as I lay in bed, my mind was humbled under the power of Divine love; and resignedness to the great Creator of the earth and the seas was renewedly wrought in me, and his fatherly care over his children felt precious to my soul.

    XI. 1772

  • For the favors and protection of the Lord, both inward and outward, extended to me in this journey, my heart is humbled in grateful acknowledgments, and I find renewed desires to dwell and walk in resignedness before him.

    VII. 1760

  • I may with thankfulness say that in this case I felt resignedness wrought in me and had no inclination to send for a doctor, believing, if it were the Lord’s will through outward means to raise me up, some sympathizing Friends would be sent to minister to me; which accordingly was the case.

    X. 1769, 1770

  • I may with thankfulness say that in this case I felt resignedness wrought in me and had no inclination to send for a doctor, believing, if it were the Lord's will through outward means to raise me up, some sympathizing Friends would be sent to minister to me; which accordingly was the case.

    The Journal of John Woolman

  • The latter part of the night, as I lay in bed, my mind was humbled under the power of Divine love; and resignedness to the great Creator of the earth and the seas was renewedly wrought in me, and his fatherly care over his children felt precious to my soul.

    The Journal of John Woolman

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