by ourselves

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Definition of by ourselves

1 : without any help from other people We did it (all) by ourselves.
2 : with nobody else except us We went to the movies by ourselves. We both live by ourselves.

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“By ourselves.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20ourselves. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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