by ourselves


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

Examples of by ourselves in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This track points out how much we’re overworked — not simply by our jobs, but by ourselves. Natalie Morin,, 20 Nov. 2020 We're all isolated and experiencing this, in the comfort of our own homes, but by ourselves. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Oct. 2020 However, it can be easily recognized, called out by ourselves and others, and consciously regulated and corrected. Womensmedia, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Children like myself, eager to understand how kids experienced life in other situations than my own, have to seek out more information by ourselves. Angela Lashbrook,, 19 July 2021 My little boy and I were by ourselves at this point. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 29 Sep. 2022 Not by outsiders but by ourselves. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 19 June 2022 So thankfully Steve and I got together and just decided to put something together by ourselves. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2022 Age is simply a number created by ourselves to measure the duration of life. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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“By ourselves.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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