content (oneself) with (someone or something)

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content (oneself) with (someone or something)

To be happy or satisfied with something, often something that is lacking or disappointing in some way. In order to get health insurance, I had to abandon acting and content myself with a boring office job. If you're trying to save money, you'll need to content yourself with the clothes you already own.
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content oneself with someone or something

to be satisfied with (usually less of) someone or something. You will just have to learn to content yourself with fewer nice vacations now that you have kids entering college.
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However, her extreme poverty, and chiefly her egregious vanity (somewhat of which hath been already hinted to the reader), gave him some little hope, that, notwithstanding all her avowed tenderness, she might in time be brought to content herself with a fortune superior to her expectation, and which might indulge her vanity, by setting her above all her equals.
Instead, she will need to content herself with the many awards she's received--from multiple Hugos and Nebulas to the National Book Award, the PEN-Malamud and the Library of Congress Living Legends award.
Loyzaga, like her athletic family, was into sports like badminton and volleyball, but now has to content herself with brisk walking and swimming for cardio workout, as strenuous exercise isn't allowed in her weight-loss program.
Georgieva will have to content herself with the important position to which she believed she had a right and for which she was supported by her country, Le Monde notes.
We laid out our plates and dishes on the table, and I poured out the drinks, slowly and with a sly smile at the sour-faced woman who had to content herself with setting out her family's picnic on the grass.
Alex may have to content herself with just watching some of this year's hopefuls including Jon Culshaw, Olympian Nicola Adams and comedian Tim Vine.
But while Lily's tiny, perfectly bound feet soon land her a high-born husband, poor Snow Flower must content herself with a lowly and abusive butcher (Jiang Wu).
And there's a reason Cheryl will have to content herself with hanging around like a spare part with the VIPs, glugging champagne and watching the action from afar.
But she did not content herself with the revelation of this exceptional document; she enlightened and completed it by a careful reading and numerous quotations of the most significant Tibetan sources related to her history and references to many relevant scholarly works.
We have no idea what she believes in or whether she will content herself with just local issues and her Ministry.
For now though, having just started up her own business -Impact on Learning - she has to content herself with browsing the rails of her local lingerie store twice a month and indulging in her passion when she can.
She had wanted to lie back, put her feet up, and content herself with going to the odd party or two .
Lebedeva had to content herself with the bronze medal, the host nation's Chrisopiyi Devetzi clinching silver.
The Orford Festival has serious financial problems, and as a result, director Jean Herbiet had to make do with very little scenery and content herself with an almost stand-and-sing production.
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