for ourselves

idiom

used to refer to two or more people doing something and not having it done for them by someone else
We want to see it for ourselves.

Examples of for ourselves in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the end-of-life decisions that my wife and I had expected to deliberate for ourselves now had to be made at breakneck speed for our cherished daughter. David Frum, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 For Tipton-Martin, these informal clubs are part of a long history of Black innovation for ourselves and our communities, from enslavement to present day. Korsha Wilson, Bon Appétit, 11 Mar. 2024 The greatest importance of the exhibition is to curb our inclination to build the perfect birdcage for ourselves. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Everyone was playing hard tonight, everyone wanted to get that win not only for ourselves but for our coach. Scott Charles, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 Tricia’s flip ultimately impedes our region’s right to decide our needs for ourselves. Charlotte Observer, 8 Feb. 2024 Now we’re being investigated for standing up for ourselves. Haley Cohen, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 Sitting here feeling sad for ourselves isn’t gonna be the culprit to us figuring it out. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 This month will be all about learning the hard lessons from the past—and applying them to create a meaningful future for ourselves and our community. Essence, 2 Jan. 2024

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“For ourselves.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20ourselves. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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