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find (oneself)

1. To discover and pursue one's true and inherent character, passion, skill, or vocation. I know you're unhappy in your job, so I think you should take some time off to really find yourself. Many students leave college and realize that they still have yet to find themselves.
2. To discover, recognize, or realize one's location, thoughts, or sentiments. Lost in a deep reverie, I suddenly found myself in a neighborhood I didn't recognize. I find myself inclined to agree with the professor's assessment.
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find

(something) out the hard way Go to learn (something) the hard way.

find

(something) out (about someone or something) (from someone or something) to learn something about someone or something from someone or something. What did you find out about Terry from Mr. Franklin? I didn't find anything out about Roger from the newspaper stories. I found out what I wanted to know about solar flares from the encyclopedia. What did you find out about Bill?

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oneself Fig. to discover what one's talents and preferences are. Bill did better in school after he found himself. John tried a number of different jobs. He finally found himself when he became a cook.
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References in classic literature ?
To pass between lodges of a modern appearance, to find herself with such ease in the very precincts of the abbey, and driven so rapidly along a smooth, level road of fine gravel, without obstacle, alarm, or solemnity of any kind, struck her as odd and inconsistent.
She thought that if she were engaged to Katharine, she, too, would find herself very soon using those fretful questions with which William evidently teased his bride.
Eureka was much surprised to find herself in disgrace; but she was, in spite of the fact that she had not eaten the piglet.
While Kenna will be dealing with Bash's absence, Lola will find herself in a dire situation after she tries to protect Julien.
SULTRY Spaniard Penelope Cruz could find herself in Big trouble in Sex And The City 2.
As the girls plan National Invisible Boy Day, a day dedicated to ignoring boys, Shelby is annoyed to find herself growing increasingly intrigued with Fletcher, an intelligent, persistent, and popular sophomore.
Suzy finds a huge basket in a field, deems it the perfect spot to fall to sleep, and wakes up to find herself in the sky
Along the way, she encounters various versions of herself, as the journey is a reflection of a young girl trying to find herself.
The she must surely find herself wondering "Where's Nadia?
But when she and her brother visit a hip, more liberated aunt, meet sharp-tongued cousins and discover life outside their home, she begins to find herself and a taboo love with a priest, all while the Nigerian government becomes increasingly corrupt and threatening to her family.
It may sound like an exaggeration, but not to Wright, who used to find herself in the same position as the women who shop here.
This middle-aged woman is trying to find herself after her recent divorce.
When she discovers that Cortez and his Spanish conquistadors are just as barbaric, she is disgusted and dismayed to find herself identified with her people's conquerors.
Beverly Heap, 75, has also experienced problems staying asleep and used to find herself kept awake by the relentless whooshing noise of traffic from the nearby Hollywood Freeway.
Jenoyne Adams, best-selling author of Resurrecting Mingus, is back with a moving story of a woman trying to find herself, and begin the process of reconciliation and forgiveness.