01. Some people think President Bill Clinton should have [resigned] because of his sex scandal.
02. The Prime Minister regretfully accepted the [resignation] of his Finance Minister.
03. Charlotte [resigned] from her position as president of the union after getting a new job.
04. Slobodan Milosevic was forced to [resign] as President of Yugoslavia after widespread protests.
05. Mrs. Johnson [resigned] from her position as head of the parent's committee at the school because she felt she didn't have enough time to do the job properly.
06. I would rather [resign] from my job than take a cut in salary.
07. The old man sighed with [resignation] when told by his boss that he would be let go.
08. There is a Spanish proverb which states that to whom you tell your secrets, you [resign] your liberty.
09. Richard Nixon was forced to [resign] as U.S. President after the Watergate scandal.
10. Mikhail Gorbachev [resigned] following his failure to prevent the break-up of the Soviet Union into independent states.
11. In March of 1997, the government of Albania [resigned] after the deadliest violence in two months of angry unrest.
12. In 1954, Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz was forced to [resign] as a result of a military coup backed by the CIA.
13. In November of 1977, the Egyptian Foreign Minister and his Deputy [resigned] over President Sadat's proposed visit to Israel.
14. The children have [resigned] themselves to the fact that we simply can't afford to go away for our holidays this summer.
15. Joanne became [resigned] to a life on her own after her husband passed away.
16. Will Rogers once remarked, "I like trees because they seem more [resigned] to the way they have to live than other things do."
17. Groucho Marx once joked, "I sent the club a wire stating, please accept my [resignation]. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member."

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