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reconcile -- as in: reconciled herself to
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as in: reconciled herself to Define
to come to terms with
  • After the accident, she had to reconcile herself to life without loving parents.
  • Though she didn’t like the class, she reconciled herself to making the best of it so it would not keep her from college.
  • She has reconciled herself to the realization that while her father loves her, he will never understand her.
  • Let us not attempt to reconcile contradictions, but firmly embrace a rational alternative.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton

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  • It was so easy for people like us to think of great cities as natural growths. It reconciled us to our own shanty cities. We slipped into thinking that one place was one thing, and another place another thing.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Nevertheless, the sight of Napoleon, on all fours, delivering orders to Whymper, who stood on two legs, roused their pride and partly reconciled them to the new arrangement.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • In a way it was good because it reconciled her to things.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Even if the mission could reconcile itself to sending a woman doctor...
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • reconciles them to his entreaty
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • I couldn’t reconcile the suffering of children with the idea of a merciful God.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II

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  • ...will reconcile me to the most hideous aspect of death.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • This wasn’t a tavern or a roadhouse or anything like that—in fact, it was the sort of place that every town has for the younger people to go—but I couldn’t quite reconcile myself to being with people who drank beer and to going to "bar places."
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • But he talked to them, simply trying to reconcile and soften their differences.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • On May 29, 2005 in Bari, Italy, Pope Benedict XVI cited reconciliation [with other Christian churches] as a commitment of his papacy...
    East-West Schism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • ...the accounts of Matthew and Luke are difficult to reconcile with one another.
    Chronology of Jesus - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • The clerk could not make her out; he could not reconcile her shoes with her stockings...
    Chopin, Kate  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • Our business is not to contrast the two, but to reconcile them.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • In what way could he possibly reconcile these difficulties?
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • There was no single event that marked the schism, but rather a sliding into and out of schism during a period of several centuries, punctuated with temporary reconciliations.
    East-West Schism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • To reconcile you all unto the King
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • It is so difficult to reconcile myself to letting him go away alone.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Two Destinies
  • When parties in a state are violent, he offered a wonderful contrivance to reconcile them.
    Swift, Jonathan  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • What are man and woman if not members of two very different and warring tribes? Yet decade after decade, century after century, they attempt in marriage to reconcile and forge a union. Why? I don’t know. Biological imperative? Divine law? Or just a desire to connect to that mysterious other? In any case, it’s always struck me as a hopeful thing.
    Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
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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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