to oneself

to oneself (2)  {adj. phr.}
1. Without company; away from others; alone; deserted.
The boys went home and John was left to himself.
When Mary first moved to her new neighborhood she was very shy and kept to herself.
2. Following one's own beliefs or wishes; not stopped by others.
When John insisted on going, Fred left him to himself.
The teacher left Mary to herself to solve the problem.
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