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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I have been a governess for five years," said she, "in the family of Colonel Spence Munro, but two months ago the colonel received an appointment at Halifax, in Nova Scotia, and took his children over to America with him, so that I found myself without a situation.
Until yesterday, my clothes were mostly in Goreville, and when my new washer wouldn't fill up, I found myself without anything but PJs to wear to drive to Goreville on a recent morning.
'It was something I'd often thought of doing, but now I found myself without a marriage or mortgage, and I knew I really could this time.
With all this going on, I found myself without much time to pursue my passion, and I knew things were going to have to change soon.
He said: "I found myself without a club for six months after I decided not to move to Poland.
"I found myself without any job, and I found single ladies all around me saying: 'We are not going to go into war again and I didn't get married, I don't have a child, I haven't finished my career.'"
I found myself without any support, while the head teacher had the support of her union."
I once paid with a check for the purchase of a small item from a pushcart and for my taxi fare when I found myself without cash in my wallet.
"In the summer I found myself without a club, and you're constantly looking at the phone waiting for it to ring.
I should have made it weeks ago, but somehow I found myself without a Christmas cake with just days to go.
"Then I found myself without a record deal and I thought to myself, rather than try to get another deal why not re-release my own songs on my own label and find my way around all this new technology?
BEST MOTOR Top Gear (BBC Two Wales, tonight, 8pm) EVER since I found myself without a car I've become obsessed with them, trawling t'internet and magazines in search of my next chariot.
Tuesday, December 8 I found myself without any trainers (I don't mean Jim Boyle-type trainers but the ones you put on your feet), so headed off to buy some.
She said: "With only one other shop in Hexham that stocked children's shoes, I found myself without a lot of choice unless I was prepared to make the 40 mile round trip to Newcastle or the MetroCentre.