find oneself


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Verb1.find oneself - accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
maturate, mature, grow - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
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It's always a comfort to find oneself in good company.
To wake and find oneself left alone with one was also slightly disconcerting.
There is the problem of servants, knives and forks, social mores of a very strange kind, to say nothing of the occasional passed-over senior officer whose inflamed eyes and haughty demeanour present the young recruit with the dismaying feeling of having gone to the zoo as a visitor, only to find oneself in the cage with the oldest and most unwanted inhabitant.
It's easy to find oneself on a path determined by others, or by circumstance (i.
Now that's a strange world to find oneself in, and just underlines how extraordinary the current situation is.
So it's unnerving to find oneself in such close and contemplative proximity to Zachary--possibly even more so because he cannot return our gaze.
It's very important to find oneself in the place where philosophy was born," said Ivorian professor Tanella Boni, one of over 2,000 philosophers from 105 countries who attended the seven-day event that concluded over the weekend.
Many households are indeed in difficulty - to find oneself with a mortgage but no job is a traumatic event - but as we have argued these past few years, the aggregate position is one of resilience, not fragility.
Although chapters in this thoughtful book on supporting caregivers can be accessed as needed for specific information, one may find oneself reading straight through.
As smart phones become the defacto medium for consuming multimedia content and communicating, it is not unusual to find oneself having to recharge a phone a couple times a day, said Dr.
D Y Kim, President of LG Electronics Gulf, said, As smartphones become the defacto medium for consuming multimedia content and communicating, it is not unusual to find oneself having to recharge a phone a couple times a day.
James's homage, to find oneself laughing not at the characters but with them.