find (oneself) without (someone or something)

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find (oneself) without (someone or something)

To realize that one lacks someone or something, often unintentionally or unexpectedly. My husband must have taken the umbrella out of our car because I found myself without one in the midst of that downpour today.
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find oneself without someone or something

to discover that one no longer has someone or something. When I got to the head of the line, I found myself without a cent!
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If they observed this duty conscientiously, they would give us fewer pictures chequered with vivid contrasts of light and shade; they would seldom elevate their heroes and heroines to the heights of rapture--still seldomer sink them to the depths of despair; for if we rarely taste the fulness of joy in this life, we yet more rarely savour the acrid bitterness of hopeless anguish; unless, indeed, we have plunged like beasts into sensual indulgence, abused, strained, stimulated, again overstrained, and, at last, destroyed our faculties for enjoyment; then, truly, we may find ourselves without support, robbed of hope.
These statistics left out the huge number of chief officers and members of county assemblies facing graft investigations and prosecutions.If we insist on following the punishment model that puts too much emphasis on prosecutions and jailing of suspects we will soon find ourselves without prison space.
PIPPA added "without a working Commission and putting a pause on the important work of the ERC, we will find ourselves without the needed approvals for PSAs (power supply agreements), connection agreements, price determination regulation, compliance certificates and licenses."
The Philippine Independent Power Producers Association Inc., meanwhile, said that, without a working commission and putting a pause on the important work of the ERC, 'we will find ourselves without the needed approvals for PSAs, connection agreements, price determination regulation, compliance certificates and licenses.'
"Without a working commission and putting a pause on the important work of the ERC, we will find ourselves without the needed approvals for PSAs, connection agreements, price determination regulation, compliance certificates and licenses," it said.ERC's inaction on pending cases would negatively impact everyone from the generators, distribution utilities and ultimately to the consumers, the group said.
Instead, our trust was violated and we now find ourselves without a key piece needed to fully evaluate the financial risks associated with the pipeline that runs through our Great Lakes, this is unacceptable, said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.
If this abuse of antibiotics does not end, we will soon find ourselves without drugs to treat bacterial infections effectively.
Letterman humorously insisted that the predictable result of all the misinformation that is circulating and re-circulating thanks to Wikipedia and other popular crowd-sourced content providers is that we will eventually find ourselves without any concrete facts left to stand on: an information implosion of sorts.
"There are a number of roles available, but for various reasons we find ourselves without a treasurer or a group co-ordinator in the area and would love to hear from anyone with good organisational or book-keeping skills to come forward and join our team of volunteers.
Murray said: "We find ourselves without Roger and Rafa - it's hard.
Now it's not just that easy, because often we find ourselves without enough people to fill the open positions, which is rather the same for finding committee members and chairs.
The choices and the actions of the characters are not unexpected, and some are alarmingly desperate and vicious, but through the camera of Ustaoy-lu, who treats her characters like human beings, we find ourselves without judgment towards these people and realize that we in fact understand them.
He told MirrorSport yesterday: "Tom Cribbin is gone three months and all the other teams have got together, are training and have managements in place and we find ourselves without one.
Now we find ourselves without three of our leading bowlers and that's tough." Claydon also picked up a wicket before his unfortunate injury.
When "spiritual highs" happen to us, we don't understand them and we find ourselves without words and thoughts as to how to respond.