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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?

find

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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Eureka was much surprised to find herself in disgrace; but she was, in spite of the fact that she had not eaten the piglet.
With great surprise therefore, did she find herself prevented by a settled rain from going out again after dinner.
In my mind's eye I saw Mademoiselle Stangerson re-enter the pavilion, go to her room to take off her hat, and find herself faced by the murderer.
Too soon did she find herself at the drawing-room door; and after pausing a moment for what she knew would not come, for a courage which the outside of no door had ever supplied to her, she turned the lock in desperation, and the lights of the drawing-room, and all the collected family, were before her.
So she dressed herself in her best, and trying to persuade herself that she was neither excited nor nervous, bravely climbed two pairs of dark and dirty stairs to find herself in a disorderly room, a cloud of cigar smoke, and the presence of three gentlemen, sitting with their heels rather higher than their hats, which articles of dress none of them took the trouble to remove on her appearance.
And I suppose my mother felt this, as so many have felt it: like others she was a little scared at first to find herself skipping again, with this masterful child at the rope, but soon she gave him her hand and set off with him for the meadow, not an apology between the two of them for the author left behind.
Thus Lady Arabella, in her guise of the White Worm, will find herself cut off from her refuge.
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.