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A person who deals effectively with difficult situations.‘Emma was always going to be fine. She was one of life's copers’
- ‘Michelle's a coper.’
- ‘Once upon a time, nannies were the carers and the copers for middle-class families whose parents had opted out.’
- ‘"Usually he's incredibly positive, a coper."’
- ‘She said many of the inmates were 'poor copers' who were either behind bars for the first time, of limited intelligence or physically weak.’
- ‘Tebby and he had met in a mental hospital previously and had stayed together ever since, despite being a poor coper which is understandable.’
- ‘After he lost his sight, "he was very much a coper," Dr Shapiro said.’
- ‘I seem to be a very good coper.’
- ‘Those oldest old are optimistic, committed to something interesting, are actively mobile, and good copers with life.’
- ‘I was, but I am a coper.’
- ‘They're the copers, they support each other and they make things work.’
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