find (oneself) with (something)

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find (oneself) with (something)

To reach some conclusion, state, or situation, often unexpectedly or unintentionally Well, Grandma warned you that if you kept going out in this cold weather without a coat, you'd find yourself with pneumonia. I'm going to the concert tonight after all—Brian's sister bailed on him, so he found himself with an extra ticket.
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find oneself with someone or something

to discover that one has a disease or a problem. I found myself with a terrible case of sunburn after the first day of my vacation.
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PONTBRIAND'S SINGLE-MINDED determination breathed energy into FIND but she was also portrayed as an autocrat who, until it was too late, failed to foster the kind of cooperative links and co-production arrangements beyond Montreal that might have provided FIND with a broader foundation and earned it wider political support.