cope with

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cope with satisfy or fulfill "meet a need","this job doesn't match my dreams"
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Quotations

  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.”
  • Lily Tomlin
    Lily%20Tomlin
    “Reality is the crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.”
  • Joan Sutherland
    Joan Sutherland
    “If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.”
  • Muriel Spark
    Muriel Spark
    “Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.”
  • Colin Haycraft
    Colin Haycraft
    “A publisher is a specialized form of bank or building society, catering for customers who cannot cope with life and are therefore forced to write about it.”

Usage

In literature:

One day she saw him ride a fractious horse, not because he was fond of riding, but because nobody in the stables could cope with this animal.
"The Shadow of the Rope" by E. W. Hornung
The new commander was more active than his predecessor, but no cleverer, and no better fitted to cope with Washington.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
It is no part of our policy to create and maintain a Navy able to cope with that of the other great powers of the world.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Philosophy could not cope with real situations.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
From that time the hall is desolate, for no one can cope with Grendel, and Hrothgar is in despair.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
To cope with a mind such as his was a task that Raymond felt must be far beyond his own powers.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Of course, there would be details and obstructions to cope with.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
You were always different from anyone else, I cannot cope with you.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
Many bishops confessed their inability to cope with the growing disorders.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
He was able, he felt, to cope with any situation.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
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In poetry:

``Not mine presumptuous thought to cope
With sage's faith, with saint's belief,
Or proudly mock the humble hope
That solaced the Repentant Thief.
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
Along these slopes
With nature copes
The peasant, scattering seed in hopes.
The fig and vine
Their boughs entwine;
The valleys sing with corn and wine.
""In Peace And Quietness"" by Oscar Fay Adams
Bereft of heaven, and of the long-loved page
Wrought us by some who thought with death to cope.
Despairing comforters, from age to age
Sowing the seeds of hope:
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
We are they that have to cope
With time till time retire;
We live on hopeless hope,
We feed on tears and fire;
Time, foot by foot, gives back before our sheer desire.
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
After all said,— how many more
Of shames and sorrows by the score
Escape without a touch;
After all said, how little hope
With this world's leprosy to cope
In chance of doing much!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. XII. The Liberator" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
But this is past, and I can cope
With what I'd fain forget;
I have a sweet, a gentle hope
That lingers with me yet,--
A hope too fair, too pure to be
Named in the words that speak of thee.
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

In news:

Guard helps Cordovans cope with snow.
Coping with an abuser, a windbag and a cheater.
A lightweight jacket to help you cope with unpredictable seasonal fluctuations in temperature.
On Wednesday, one day after 670 million people in India —about 10 percent of the world's population — lost electrical power, residents of North Philly coped with the third water-main break in the city in 10 days.
A View of the Rockaways: A month after Hurricane Sandy, residents on the 19th floor of Ocean Village, a low-income housing development in Queens, are still coping with a loss of power and water shut-offs.
Coping with an abuser , a windbag and a cheater.
Successful candidates have to be able to use technology to their advantage - and cope with opponents attempting to do the same thing.
The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, a member of the PA Voter ID Coalition, created two innovative, tightly-targeted, data-driven programs devised to cope with two extraordinary facts.
Coping With Rising Health Care Costs.
Pau Gasol coping with injury, adjustment for Lakers.
Finance Experts Advise How to Cope With a Struggling Economy.
Agency helps couple cope with Alzheimer's.
The arrest of a Florida man for the 1996 murder of a former Mount Airy police officer has finally brought a sense of closure in coping with the violent death of a loved one.
Those who have coped with parenting through a cancer diagnosis share their stories, so others might cope.
This season will find Cathy and company exploring the frailty of life and coping with both Paul's survival and death as she takes on an alter-ego in a quest to find joy.
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In science:

The fact that the process is Gaussian represents a considerable advantage in an operational sense since it provides us with a set of rules to cope with averages over complicated expressions in the way Wick’s theorem and its variants do.
Supporting random wave models: a quantum mechanical approach
Among the six languages discussed in this paper, IMPACT is the most suitable one to cope with heterogeneity of data sources.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
To cope with photometric and seeing variations we follow the “superpixel photometry”9,12 approach, where one statistically calibrate the flux of each image with respect of a chosen reference image.
Microlensing towards M31: candidates and perspectives
Thus, we need a generator which can cope with both types of input, and map them to the appropriate output.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
One is the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid (LCG), another is Biomedical Grid, where several communities are facing equally daunting challenges to cope with the flood of bioinformatics and healthcare data. EGEE based middleware is currently in development phase.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
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