Definition of live with oneself in US English:

live with oneself

phrase

  • Be able to retain one's self-respect as a consequence of one's actions.

    ‘taking money from children—how can you live with yourself?’
    • ‘I cringed through the entire twenty minutes, and I'm pretty sure the presenters are never going to be able to live with themselves, let alone admit to other people what they do for a living.’
    • ‘His wife dissuaded him, however, telling him that he would never be able to live with himself if he concluded so sordid a deal.’
    • ‘If he got hurt she would never be able to live with herself.’
    • ‘I would not be able to live with myself if I did not own up to what I have done.’
    • ‘I didn't really feel I would be able to live with myself if I'd gone into that broadcast and said nothing because I was frightened to say what I believe in.’
    • ‘I would have never been able to live with myself if anything had happened to you.’
    • ‘If something happens to him, I'm not sure I'll be able to live with myself.’
    • ‘What the world at large deems success might not feel like success deep in your heart, and you need to be able to live with yourself.’
    • ‘But I don't think he'll ever be able to live with himself for taking our daughter's life.’
    • ‘That's the only way I've been able to live with myself over the last four years, by forgetting it ever happened.’