relieve oneself


: to pass waste from the body : urinate

Examples of relieve oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the ways to relieve oneself of this apocalyptic concern is to decide that intelligence and values are necessarily correlated, that an entity of sufficient intellect would perforce absorb our ethical concerns. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2023 Figuring out how to safely relieve oneself in space was, however, was a fundamental question posed at the dawn of human spaceflight half a century ago, and the path to answers was not error-free. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 25 Sep. 2021 Some argue providing amenities like toilets encourages sleeping on the streets if and when other options are available, while others say a place to relieve oneself is a basic human dignity required to keep the streets clean when affordable housing isn’t yet accessible. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 June 2021 The issue of where to relieve oneself in a world where so many facilities have been shut down in recent months has long been a concern in Britain. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021

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“Relieve oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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