find oneself

idiom

: to learn what one truly values and wants in life
He left school and traveled to Europe, saying that he wanted to find himself.

Examples of find oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To read these books is to find oneself asking what constitutes a happy ending when order cannot be restored. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Ross: To find oneself here is pretty psychedelic, especially after this year. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 2 Apr. 2021 In this pungent and beautifully observed film, the most completely satisfying of this and many another year, life is fascinating, tender, hilarious, catastrophic, healing, warm and, in the main, a faintly absurd predicament in which to find oneself. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 This journey to find oneself, however, certainly sped up last year for Droney, who even returned to that same childhood basement to record a few vocals for his album. Tricia Despres, PEOPLE.com, 18 May 2021 So to find oneself here is pretty psychedelic, especially after this year. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2021

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“Find oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/find%20oneself. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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