reconcile (oneself) to (something)

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reconcile (oneself) to (something)

To accept or come to terms with something one must deal with, especially an undesirable, difficult, or troubling situation or set of circumstances. We had finally reconciled ourselves to a life without children, when against all odds Linda managed to become pregnant! I've reconciled myself to never truly loving my job.
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reconcile oneself to something

to grow to feel comfortable with an undesirable or challenging situation. John reconciled himself to living alone. Anne reconciled herself to having to wear glasses.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When it was clear to him that I meant to go alone--had reconciled myself to going alone--he suddenly roused himself to come.
After that, I suppose, I WAS wrong in remaining so much in Sussex, and the arguments with which I reconciled myself to the expediency of it, were no better than these:--The danger is my own; I am doing no injury to anybody but myself."
Since moving back to Pakistan after nearly 35 years abroad, I have weathered the traffic, dust, heat, TV talk shows and garbage with equanimity, but I have not reconciled myself to this little bloodsucking pest.
But if I never believed it was the original Gus, then I could never quite convince myself it wasn't; and over time I reconciled myself to it, and even came to call it by its proper name.
Having reconciled myself to the fact that I have become a modest failure, I have freed myself for a reinvention.
Sooner than later, I reconciled myself to becoming a beggar and leading the rest of my life in that capacity".
"Still I must admit that if they had come to me to report that the weather had changed and we must go by sea, I should easily have reconciled myself to a voyage in the splendid ship."
I reconciled myself to the real possibility of being a writer who did not publish, or at least who did not publish his first completed book."
I reconciled myself to the fact that it may not have been what had to be heard.
"I decided to write off that year and reconciled myself to the fact that my hair was going to fall out," said the 47-year-old production worker.
Whereas I had long reconciled myself to being bad at choosing horses and had picked one because it had a French name - though sadly not Mon Mome.
The only drawback is lack of space - the hair straighteners have been ditched, which I think I've reconciled myself to, and as my friends have pointed out once my limited wardrobe needs cleaning the scooter and I can just go through a car wash.
But I suppose I've (sort of) reconciled myself to the idea that I'm going bald.
He has gone to fulfill his destiny and I have reconciled myself to that fact and I have to admit that I can breathe easier knowing that he won't be jumping any more fences or trampling anymore baby pigs, and I am actually kind of looking forward to sampling the meat.