One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unaccompanied by others; alone or unaided.‘she's not here now and I have to do things on my own’‘these are exercises one can do on one's own’
alone, all alone, by oneself, all by oneself, in a solitary state, single, solitary, unaccompanied, companionless, partnerless, unattended, unescorted, unchaperoned, solounaided, unassisted, without help, without assistance, by oneself, all by oneself, alone, all alone, by one's own efforts, under one's own steam, independently, single-handed, single-handedly, standing on one's own two feet, off one's own bat, on one's own initiativeView synonyms
- ‘Rome is a city for lovers, not for single 36 year men with beards who are on their own.’
- ‘The former nurse is believed to have been single and to have lived on her own.’
- ‘If you really want to make a change, start something on your own, show how it should be done.’
- ‘It's easy to think that we're on our own and thus should go it alone and do the best we can.’
- ‘This Canadian joker couldn't tie his shoelaces on his own, let alone win a major title.’
- ‘Now is the time to stop claiming we can recover on our own and seek professional advice and support from an external partner.’
- ‘But it's hard doing stuff on your own all the time and I just want Abby to be responsible.’
- ‘It was considered quite safe to travel on your own and come back alone even late at night.’
- ‘Because, after all, our marriages and partnerships are far too important to manage on our own.’
- ‘As it is, the best advice is to dress in warm waterproofs, keep your eyes well peeled and see if you can handle it on your own.’
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