without (the) benefit of

idiom

: without the help of (something or someone)
The band had to perform without benefit of a rehearsal.
He was able to learn a great deal without the benefit of formal schooling.

Examples of without (the) benefit of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leaders must make decisions without the benefit of bureaucracies committed to refining and correcting one another’s work. Tyler Jost, Foreign Affairs, 27 Apr. 2023 And all without the benefit of a formal education or experience. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 12 Apr. 2024 Those early singles were written without the benefit of editors, often within a matter of hours. Madeline Ashby, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Farming, especially in rural areas with fewer medical centers, is often a 24/7 job without the benefit of sick days. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 26 Apr. 2024 Most pertinent to the city’s fight against homelessness may have been the Faulconer administration’s request in 2018 to buy a former skydiving facility along Imperial Avenue without the benefit of an independent appraisal. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2024 The lawsuit claims individual pilots lack the legal capacity to make his or her own agreement with Republic Airways concerning work, wages, compensation and benefits without the benefit of Union representation by the Pilot’s exclusive representative. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Apr. 2024 Victims have had to resort to personally confronting the criminals to recover their property without the benefit of police support. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 2 Apr. 2024 But without the benefit of contemporary surgical tools, how did trepanning even work? Popular Science, 7 Mar. 2024

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“Without (the) benefit of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20%28the%29%20benefit%20of. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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