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go without

To proceed or endure without something. The phrase can stop at "without" or be followed by a noun or pronoun that one needs. If you don't get home in time for dinner, then you'll just have to go without. I can't go without food for much longer—we need to stop for lunch soon.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go without (someone or something)

to manage without a particular type of person or thing. I can't go without a doctor much longer. I need a doctor now. I simply can't go without. We can go without food for only so long.
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go without

 and do without
to manage while not having any of something that is needed; to not have any of something. We were a poor family and usually went without. I didn't have enough money to buy a new coat so I did without.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go without

v.
To proceed without the benefit of something that one needs: The children went without any shoes for several months. We were always well taken care of and never went without.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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ALMOST a third of children in the North East are going without two or more of life's necessities, new research has found.
Around one in 10 people has suffered some form of "food poverty" in the last 12 months, and "significant" numbers of parents are going without meals so their children do not go hungry, the study backed by Tesco said.
The study's author and RNIB campaigns officer David Mann said: "It's a scandal that in today's digital age of instant information, blind and par tially-sighted children are going without the most vital of all things in school - books.
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Nearly one in four parents with disabled children go without heating, while 14% are going without food, according to charity Contact a Family.
The six teens from Hartshill School camped overnight in a field near Nuneaton - going without makeup and mobile phones - to raise nearly pounds 250 for the Prince's Trust.
But the reality is one in ten children are experiencing severe poverty - that means going without a winter coat or a pair of shoes and with little hope of doing well at school."
Hopefully by going without shoes I can raise money and make a small difference.''
There's nothing wrong with your celibacy arrangement as long as you're both honest about going without sex and not just resigned to it.