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to oneself

To the exclusion of anyone else. I have the house to myself this weekend, so I'm thinking of throwing a party. Now, that's private information, so just keep it to yourself.

(all) to yourˈself, himˈself, etc.

for only you, him, etc. to have, use, etc: The boss was away last week so we had the office to ourselves.
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The Spaniards used them civilly, but told them they had acted so unnaturally to their countrymen, and so very grossly to themselves, that they could not come to any conclusion without consulting the two Englishmen and the rest; but, however, they would go to them and discourse about it, and they should know in half-an-hour.
And thus the Spaniards had the island again free to themselves, their fright was over, and they saw no savages for several years after.
And immediately divers other objects, firearms and bottles, abandoned to themselves, held themselves up as by enchantment.
This being indeed the means which they use to recompense to themselves their extreme servility and condescension to their superiors; for nothing can be more reasonable, than that slaves and flatterers should exact the same taxes on all below them, which they themselves pay to all above them.
ISLAMABAD -- Normally talking to yourself may be dubbed as an indication of madness but a new research shows it might be good for you.The study revealed that people who chat to themselves are good at exercising self-control in stressful situations.
While the delegates eventually sent more messages than their peers did, those who were later chosen as online leaders--regardless of age or sex--had referred to group goals rather than to themselves and synthesized others' posts rather than offering only their own ideas.
Commercial real estate brokers have found that excellent benefits accrue to themselves by helping their customers finance investments in real property.
And, of course, they should attempt to effect the stop in a location that affords minimum exposure and risk to themselves and innocent bystanders.
They want to stop poor people (who cannot afford good food) buying cheap food but themselves have top food all day by top chefs at canteen prices and give themselves top pensions at no cost to themselves. I say get rid of all their perks.
Thus, the 1644 Confession stated that the local church is to "choose to themselves meet persons, being qualified according to the Word, as those that Christ has appointed in his Testament, for the feeding, governing, serving and building up of his Church, and that none other hath power to impose them, either these or any other." (43) Ordination was thus often seen as to local office and as not in itself transferable from one church to another.
The "demon lovers" of the book's title are not ultimately the witches accused of sex with demons, but the witch theorists themselves who craved accounts of demonic copulation in order to prove to themselves and others that demons were demonstrably real.
Women are so downtrodden they attach more importance to their pets than they do to themselves, reveals a survey published today.
Buckley, who plays Camille, calls it "a way station where people are trying to reconcile themselves to themselves. I have spent a lifetime trying to do that!" The tragic beauty Marguerite, made famous by Greta Garbo's Camille, is in many ways a precursor to Blanche DuBois: Williams even borrowed several lines from an early draft of Camino Real to give to Blanche in Streetcar.
"I would tell readers of magazines like Black Enterprise that if they don't have a burning desire to start a particular business from scratch themselves, then they owe it to themselves to look into franchising.
Children can cause verbal, physical, and emotional harm to themselves and others.