by oneself
Prepositional phrase
  1. Alone; without assistance or help from others.
    I have always wondered why shoe salesmen think I can't tie my shoes by myself.
    You ate the whole thing by yourself?
  2. Alone, without another's immediate company
    She sat by herself in the corner, waiting quietly.
  3. (rare) Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see by, oneself
    He kept the gun by himself at all times.
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