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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The hurry, confusion, and excitement connected with the embarkation had scarcely subsided, when the Provincials were appalled by the work of their own hands The novelty and peculiarity of their situation could not but force itself upon the attention of even the unreflecting soldiery; stationed in the midst of a beautiful and fertile country, they suddenly found themselves without a foe to subdue, and without a population to protect.
It is true, we elected fifty Congressmen; but when they took their seats in the spring of 1913, they found themselves without power of any sort.
Wherever there were great populations, great masses of people found themselves without work, without money, and unable to get food.
Three-year-olds Lacie and Jess, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Crosses, have found themselves without a forever home due to a change in their family's circumstances.
" The famous academy, founded in 2013, found themselves without a training ground in January 2015 and for the past three years, have spent about Sh1.1 million in renting training grounds at Our Lady of Fatima and Kariobangi North Primary School."We are pleased with the development and can't wait to return to our favourite grounds that we use to nurture players from humble backgrounds," an elated Acakoro coach Rashid "Oyao" Mohammed told Nation Sport on Thursday.
Miners, many of them living on unemployment assistance or trying to track down another line of work to support their families, found themselves without the homes they were already working diligently to keep and maintain.
One thing to come out of the research journey I have made is that you absolutely cannot generalise about the unfortunate souls that have found themselves without a home.
After teaching at the premier university for years, many ad hoc teachers found themselves without a job after the DU administration, three days before the 2014- 15 session was to begin, ordered colleges to conduct interviews for ad hoc teachers.
Hundreds of those who found themselves without a job defied government and management orders to leave the building.
Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese meeting that was for priests only, and a group of Catholics who are calling for greater transparency from church leaders found themselves without a seat at the table.
48 AFTER a fall in the British semi-final at Edinburgh the night before, Berwick Bandits found themselves without their skipper Ricky Ashworth on Saturday after aggravating some old injuries.
Journalist Matt Potter tells the story of Yuri and his crew, a gang of Russian military men, who found themselves without work or prospects following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
For those young people who didn't carry on education after school, or have found themselves without a direction, Kirklees College is offering a number of courses which start this month and could help them into a job or further training.