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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"This is strange," returned Monte Cristo, seeming to yield to his reflections, "that you should find yourself without any preparation in a house where the event happened that causes you so much remorse."
Therefore, if you find yourself without an income or savings before FRA, expect to file for Social Security as soon as you're eligible.
2 If you find yourself without bottled water, treat natural water sources with filters and chemical treatments before you or your dog drink the water.
Doesn't that defeat the object of the youthful urge to travel, which is supposed to build up character and self-reliance by getting a job if you find yourself without money in Alice Springs?
Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of the council's Communities, Housing and Planning Policy board, said: "Christmas can be a challenging time of the year, but if you find yourself without a roof over your head it's even worse.
AModern smart phones rarely manage a full day without a charge and if you are going to find yourself without access to power for most of the day, you need to conserve power by minimising the drain on your device.
| In worst-case scenario FROM armed police crashing your holiday to double-bookings, you might find yourself without accommodation.
| In worst case scenario FROM armed police crashing your holiday to double-bookings, you might find yourself without accommodation.
There was a freedom in not being able to reach your nearest and dearest at the touch of a button when you are trying to grow up, make your own way and find yourself without close family hampering you.
CORRUPTIONIn a society like ours, where corruption is systemic and is what oils politics and the difference between a successful and unsuccessful politician is the loads of cash and patronage resources one unleashes on the population, corruption cannot just be eliminated by jailing many people.If you choose the toot of locking up culprits, you will soon find yourself without prison space and spending the billions of shillings that should go into building dispensaries and schools on expanding prisons and courts.
And even if you find yourself without a weapon (on specific missions or when they've been knocked out of your hand) you'll find the hand-to-hand combat quite creative and engaging.
In a highly populated market with professionals replaced every day, you could find yourself without a job.
The choice is simple: Embrace digital disruption, take consumer engagement to a new level and discover untapped revenue streams -- or find yourself without the standards to compete in tomorrow's marketplace.