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.
“The luxury for me is that I got to step out of it,” said Forbes of how she coped with the strain.
The U-boat could not be coped with by the building of swarms of submarines.
He might have coped with her temper but his reliable tailor-made sister in tears?
There has never been this kind of rush to be coped with anywhere, but the Germans must be having worse.
They scrubbed the clothes, dried them in the rigging, and coped them away for brandy.
He struggled with it in a conflict that out-lasted hours; but presumably he coped in vain.
We found that these wonderful columns of granite were coped with great slabs of granite.
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.