for oneself

idiom

: rather than have someone else (do or share something)
She did not like just hearing of other's travels. She wanted to see Europe for herself.

Examples of for oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book — a collection of poems and short essays — is divided into four sections, each of which deals with a different themes: feelings of being lost in life, finding love and sympathy for oneself amid heartbreak, finding that sense of OK-ness and finding strength in letting go. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 When dressing for work, Levesque highlights the importance of dressing authentically for oneself, much like the company’s name, while striking a balance between personal style and maintaining professionalism. Maia Torres, Vogue, 6 Nov. 2023 And—above and beyond any tangible benefits that may or may not come from a TM practice—the sheer value of taking 20 minutes for oneself, twice a day, in a quiet fashion, to sit calmly amidst a world (or a mind, a job, a household, an inbox, an Instagram feed) that seems to run at hyperspeed? Corey Seymour, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2023 Artificial intelligence is a tool that defeats a purpose of a college education – to learn how to think, and write, for oneself. Asim Ali, The Conversation, 4 Sep. 2023 There is nothing performative about it, not even performance that is only for oneself, as with girl dinner. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2023 Beauty is a sign of respect, both for oneself and those around you. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 21 June 2023 The responsibility for oneself comes with age and is transferred from parents or parental figures. Naira Velumyan, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Beauty is a sign of respect, both for oneself and those around you. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 21 June 2023

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“For oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20oneself. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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