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“They were forced to make do with kettle-warmed baths; Art didn't want to be gouged by emergency plumbing rates.”
“Some children had never even seen it, and had to make do with their elders 'reminiscences: "The buzzards swooped down on Sir Francis Weston"; "More made a joke about his beard, begging the headsman not to cut it, for it had done no treason"; "Henry Howard had an unusual amount of blood in him; it kept flowing for ten minutes, and ruined the headsman's shoes.”
“My current solution is to just make do with some less-than-perfect-looking window frames for a few more years and to install far less expensive insulating curtains instead.”
“A man who has renounced possessions may move freely from one asylum to another, and be no less at home, make do with nothing as well in Shrewsbury as in Hyde Mead.”
“Maigret had no idea; the wife of a divisional superintendent usually had to make do with rabbit fur or, at best, musquash and racoon.”
“If confronted with the evidence for Jesus having been just one in a long line of ‘dying-and-rising-god’ traditions, the clergy tend to take refuge in the unsatisfactory concept that the pagans of old somehow dimly perceived that one day there would be a real saviour god, but had to make do with a grotesque parody of the Christianity that was to come.”
“Survivors of the Big Death had to make do with leftovers.”
“Of course, Kelly had been able to enjoy all the comforts of home last night, whereas Nora had had to make do with a depressing motel room and the spurious sympathy of a bottle of eighty-per-cent-proof vodka.”
“At six and five years of age, my mother and her brother Sima were old enough to ignore their growling stomachs and make do with nothing but a piece of black bread and a cube of sugar, but three-year-old Yuva, my uncle who would die during the first minutes of the blitzkrieg in 1941, clenched his fists and bawled from hunger.”
“Stoddard and his men would just have to make do with the weapons at hand.”
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