By-oneself meaning

Alone; without assistance or help from others.

I have always wondered why shoe salesmen think can't I tie my shoes by myself.

You ate the whole thing by yourself?

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Alone, without another's company.

He sat by himself in the corner, waiting quietly.

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(rare) Used other than as an idiom: see by,‎ oneself.

He kept the gun by himself at all times.

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