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    come to terms

    What does that mean?
    I have come to terms with my life.

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    Re: come to terms

    Welcome to the forum.

    Without more context, I assume it means "I now accept that my life is the way it is". Where did you find the sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: come to terms

    Thanks for your explanation. I find this sentence in an old English-book of mine.

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    Re: come to terms

    Understand "come to terms" to mean to reach an agreement. If two parties "come to terms" then they have agreed. Like a union negotiating a contract with a company's management.

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    Re: come to terms

    It sounds as if the person has to accept that things have not gone as planned.

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