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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Some of us reconciled ourselves to paying for excess baggage, but most made it home free -- and in the process of that joint effort at packing, packed up our troubles and troubled relationships as well.
I submit it, therefore, with all deference to our theologians, whether they could not find it possible to allow, that as God is immanent and yet transcendent so we cannot see the whole truth, but only an aspect of the truth, until we have reconciled ourselves to the last final Antinomy, that God is both existent and non-existent?
It is unfortunate that rather than look at better ways to 'get out of corruption', we have reconciled ourselves to 'come to terms with corruption'.
"We have reconciled ourselves to having to pay for this unfinished work, because we realise there is no money available for it after the developer went into administration.
"If I were living near a confinement operation, I would be very appreciative of the benefits of a digester," he says, "but we have not reconciled ourselves to the permanent existence of confinement operations."
We had reconciled ourselves to Washington, D.C., after pondering the great shoe shopping possibilities.
We reconciled ourselves to the thought that we wouldn't walk out of the camp, and would have no grave, just like all the others murdered in Auschwitz.