(all) by one's lonesome

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Definition of (all) by one's lonesome

informal
: without anyone else : entirely alone He sat by his lonesome at the dinner table. She made the cake all by her lonesome.

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“(all) by one's lonesome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28all%29%20by%20one%27s%20lonesome. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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