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reconcile
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David Copperfield
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  • She was very earnestly and humbly entreating Miss Murdstone’s pardon, which that lady granted, and a perfect reconciliation took place.
  • How can you reconcile it to your conscience, I wonder, to prejudice my own boy against me, or against anybody who is dear to me?

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  • I must say that I had my doubts about the strict justice of this, and was not even frightened out of them by the bushel of wheat which reconciles all anomalies.
  • I am solemnly convinced that I never for one hour was reconciled to it, or was otherwise than miserably unhappy; but I bore it; and even to Peggotty, partly for the love of her and partly for shame, never in any letter (though many passed between us) revealed the truth.
  • ’When we had comparatively reconciled Mrs. Crewler to it, we had to break it to Sarah.
  • ’At any rate, they are all reconciled to it now, I hope?’ said I. ’Ye-yes, I should say they were, on the whole, resigned to it,’ said Traddles, doubtfully.
  • I had been unhappy in trying it; I could not endure my own solitary wisdom; I could not reconcile it with her former appeal to me as my child-wife.
  • I thought, more than once, that it was well no serious cause of division had ever come between them; or two such natures — I ought rather to express it, two such shades of the same nature — might have been harder to reconcile than the two extremest opposites in creation.
  • ’Are you reconciled?’
  • ’Are you reconciled?’

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  • ’He is an excellent man, most exemplary in every way; and he pointed out to her that she ought, as a Christian, to reconcile herself to the sacrifice (especially as it was so uncertain), and to bear no uncharitable feeling towards me.

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as in: reconciled their differences Define
to bring into agreement (see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
as in: reconciled herself to Define
to come to terms with
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