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(all) to ourselves

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English(all) to ourselves(all) to ourselvesSHAREwithout having to share something with any other people We had the house to ourselves. ourselves
Examples from the Corpus
(all) to ourselvesWhen Sarah goes to college we'll finally have the house to ourselves.But in private we are comfortable living with ourselves - we just don't always admit it to ourselves.Keeping up with the day-to-day pressure of everyday life leaves little time to devote to ourselves.They were always there if we needed a babysitter or some time to ourselves.We continually talk to ourselves about them, losing force all the time, and feel that we are very badly treated.We spoke too much to ourselves, and not enough to other people.And like Persephone, we will return, to ourselves, and to our ancestral beginnings.And among the primary vehicles families use to mirror us to ourselves are the family stories we hear about ourselves.We travelled clandestinely by helicopter one evening and kept strictly to ourselves what we saw there.
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