To leave to one's self


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To leave to one's self to let (one) be alone; to cease caring for (one).
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In literature:

It 's rather droll, certainly, to engage one's self to a girl whom one is going to leave the next day, for years.
"Roderick Hudson" by Henry James
He knew some people who never could leave the house quiet enough to hear one's-self speak if they were deprived of lessons.
"The Clever Woman of the Family" by Charlotte M. Yonge
But these are enough to begin the study and still leave plenty of things to find out for one's self.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
Lingering in taking one's leave is a great weariness, to one's hostess if not to one's self.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
No one was allowed to leave the city unless positively necessary, and to ask permission to go was to place one's self under surveillance.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Who does not see what a fearful thing it is to leave God and His ways, and give one's self up to the impulses of one's own heart?
"The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel" by W. G. Blaikie

In poetry:

``Nature's capriciousness leaves just the same
Her inmost self; she does nor change nor veer;
Just as the seasons lend, with varying name,
Their contrast to the oneness of the year.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin