- 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?
- Alone, without another's company
- He sat by himself in the corner, waiting quietly.
- (rare) Used other than as an idiom: see by, oneself.
- He kept the gun by himself at all times.
- (alone): on one's own
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