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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The reason being that, according to the textbooks, it does not matter who you foresee will be killed as long as you foresee that a human being might die through your wrongful actions, and yet you proceed in reckless disregard of the consequences, while reconciling yourself to the possible outcome.
"Finding a nice piece commercially zoned is hard, and when you do, reconciling yourself to the price is difficult as well.
I promise you'll have a hard time reconciling yourself to the fact that you're actually viewing the world's biggest collection of this remarkable artist's drawings and paintings -all under one roof.
IT'S not an easy task reconciling yourself to the fact the present Dundee dug-out occupied by Ivano Bonetti is the same one Bob Shankly used back in the Sixties.