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(all) by yourself/itself/himself etc - definition and synonyms

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  1. 1

    The child had wandered off by herself into the woods.

    Her story by itself is not enough to convict him.

    It was miserable spending Christmas all by myself.

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  2. 2
    without being helped by anyone else

    He couldn’t have planned the whole thing by himself.

    You can’t carry that big table all by yourself.

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