by oneself

Definition of by oneself

1 :without any help from other people
  • I shoveled the driveway by myself.
  • I want you to figure it out by yourself.
2 :with noone or nothing else :alone
  • The grandmother still lives in the house by herself.
  • He went to the store by himself.
  • They toured the city by themselves.
  • The new law will help, but it can't solve the problem (all) by itself.

Word by Word Definitions

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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