by yourselves

by yourselves

 
1. with no one else present; alone (of two or more people). Are you two going to stand here by yourselves all evening? Don't sit home by yourselves. Come to the party.
2. with the help of no one else. Can you three do this by yourselves? I expect you guys to get there by yourselves.
See also: by, yourselves
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Here, you are not just by yourselves, your number runs in thousands, your size is in soaring swells; summon up courage, go ahead and by best educating yourselves, go ahead and by best educating yourselves turn the world around', Vice-Chancellor impressed upon swarming multitude of students in attendance.
He also gets his disciples to rest from their busy ministry - "because so many people were coming and going that they did not have a chance to eat, so he said to them: "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and rest yourselves.