to oneself

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to oneself

To the exclusion of anyone else. I have the house to myself this weekend, so I'm thinking of throwing a party. Now, that's private information, so just keep it to yourself.

(all) to yourˈself, himˈself, etc.

for only you, him, etc. to have, use, etc: The boss was away last week so we had the office to ourselves.
References in classic literature ?
When at last we came to ourselves the giant sat examining us attentively with his fearful eye.
But when it comes to ourselves, we feel convinced that we can actually perceive our own thinking.
When some desire that we should be ashamed of is attributed to us, we notice that we have never had it consciously, in the sense of saying to ourselves, "I wish that would happen.
It is hard to motivate ourselves to get back into a routine after a long period of freedom with sun, sand, sea and time to ourselves.
The first step is what Nhat Hanh calls "going home to ourselves.
I did wish that Toth had referred at some point to Ourselves, Growing Older (1987), The New Ourselves, Growing Older (1994) and Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for A New Era (2005) exploring in what ways she felt the newer book on menopause complements or supplants the others.
Fasting teaches us to say no to ourselves in small things so that we may have the strength to say no to those people and systems and governments who want to use us to shore up their own power and profit despite the needs of others.
If one ends a marriage for convenience in terms of material goods or economics, what happens to our loyalty to ourselves, our commitment, not to mention ethical values?
We owe it to ourselves to celebrate our noble calling as teachers and to affirm our continuing belief in our students--children, youth, adults and elders.
We came out in private, to ourselves and to trustworthy lesbian and gay friends.
It challenges us to look at the full web of what we do, all the connections, and to find our spirit and bring it to work--to help us deal with the inevitable stresses of the workplace, and to challenge us to live the lives we know we owe to ourselves and to God.
To that end, we in the region's business leadership must look in the mirror and assure ourselves that we are providing our customers and clients with good, safe products and services at a fair profit to ourselves.
We don't like to ask these questions because it is difficult to be honest--even to ourselves.
the State,'" I offer this viewpoint: Our lives and bodies belong neither to ourselves nor to the State.
Journaling provided us with an opportunity to put content in our own words--to explain content to ourselves.