Become aware of what one wishes and can best do in life. For example, At last he's found himself—he really loves teaching. The same idea was sometimes put as to find one's feet, transferring a baby's new ability to stand or walk to a person becoming conscious of his or her abilities. [Late 1800s]
Discover where one is; also, how one is feeling. For example, He suddenly found himself on the right street, or To my surprise I find myself agreeing with you. [Mid-1400s]
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We won't find out this season, though it comes up occasionally.
In the end, I find it never fails to modernize even the most dramatic things.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What criticisms of last season did you find helpful, and not so helpful?
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But as you get older, I find I get more tunes and I have to work harder at the words.
I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The sailors sometimes use it to fry their meat, for want of butter, and find it agreeable enough.
Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
But you will find most colleges and most college societies bar religious instruction and discussion.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
But one thing remained for Felipe now, If Ramona lived, he would find her, and restore to her this her rightful property.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson