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  1. come to termsverb

    to reach an agreement or settle a dispute.

  2. come to termsverb

    See come to terms with.

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  1. come to terms

    to understand and accept ones personal conflict with a tragic or traumatic emotional event such as a grieving loss from death or unmercifully taken from oneself.

    "He has yet to come to terms with the loss of his children."

    Submitted by anonymous on June 24, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of come to terms in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of come to terms in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of come to terms in a Sentence

  1. Lauren Dickason parents:

    The extended families are in a state of shock as we try to understand what happened. We ask for your prayers and support during this very difficult time, we would also request privacy as we battle to come to terms with what has happened. We would like to thank the staff of Timaru Hospital for their support at this difficult time … and the New Zealand police for their attention to this matter.

  2. Kennedy Wainaina:

    It’s been a long year for my family. Not knowing what happened to our sister … not a day goes by where we don’t think what happened to her? Does she need our help? if something bad happened to her, we need to know so we can come to terms with it and hopefully get some closure.

  3. Ireland Britain Prince Charles:

    At the time I could not imagine how we would ever come to terms with the anguish of such a deep loss.

  4. Kiryu Kazuma:

    Men like us, our lives aren't really our own. There will always be someone who needs help. Someone we need to protect. I spent years trying to run from my fate, but now i've finally come to terms with it, we need to accept our fate. The dreams of too many people depend on us.

  5. Juanita Broaddrick:

    Like Hillary, I want to be in denial that these things could happen because I felt like that was n’t the person that I had known. But when I met [ Broaddrick ] the first time, I realized she was a very genuine person and had no reason to lie about that, i had to come to terms with the fact that he was very capable and did do that. Why should n’t he be prosecuted for rape as Bill Cosby has and Harvey Weinstein was just arrested ?


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