live with

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live with (third-person singular simple present lives with, present participle living with, simple past and past participle lived with)

  1. (idiomatic) To regard as adequate or manageable although not entirely satisfactory; to accept; to tolerate.
    • 1954 July 16, "Smith Is Ready to Enter Negotiations at Geneva," Spokane Daily Chronicle, p. 2 (retrieved 23 July 2011):
      France's final terms for an Indochina settlement would be terms which the United States can live with.
    • 2000 Nov. 6, Matt Rees, "Mideast Cease-Fire: 'Peres Is Not Very Hopeful'," Time:
      Israelis don't like the rioting and Molotov cocktails, but they can live with it.
    • 2011 April 8, Neal P. McCluskey, "Business Success Is Easier," New York Times (retrieved 23 July 2011):
      In school systems, leaders have to live with collectivist ideals, which very often get in the way of meaningful and necessary change.
    • 2021 November 3, Stefanie Foster, “Network News: Companies can make a difference to mental wellbeing”, in RAIL, number 943, page 23:
      Halsall responded: "We need to quietly recognise that we are no longer reacting to a pandemic, but living with one. [...]."

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