Before the pro-life Dem received death threats for voting "yes" on health reform, he coped with his son's suicide.
How the Mubaraks have coped over the past 16 months remains largely unknown.
Shakespeare himself, the book describes, coped with ironically similar struggles.
late 14c., "come to blows with," from Old French couper, earlier colper "hit, punch," from colp "a blow" (see coup). Meaning evolved 17c. into "handle successfully," perhaps influenced by obsolete cope "to traffic" (15c.-17c.), a word in North Sea trade, from the Flemish version of the Germanic source of English cheap. Related: Coped; coping.
cope 1 (kōp)
v. coped, cop·ing, copes
To contend with difficulties with the intent to overcome them.