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when your butler warns you to be wary of the grave risks you would be taking, you force your wary butler to resign from his post.

Two possible meaning: point of view and occupation as a butler.

I searched up post and could only find its definitions being an object, metal usually.

  • Why do you think it could mean point of view? – Steven Littman Jun 25 '15 at 1:35
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post

a place where a soldier or guard must remain in order to do their job

He was at his post at the gate from midnight until 3:00 a.m.

As hinted at above, there's a certain military connotation, but it can be used as a simple synonym for job/assigned position.

posting is probably more common.

assignment to a post, command, or particular location, especially in a military or governmental capacity.

  • So no point of view? – most venerable sir Jun 25 '15 at 22:45
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    @Doeser No. Doesn't mean that in the quote provided. I can see how you might think the butler would need to cede/compromise/change his opinions on the matter, but what they're saying is that he'd be forced to resign his job. – stevesliva Jun 25 '15 at 23:01
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POST, amongst others,also means assigned station or appointmented position. So,your expression has nothing wrong in it.

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