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    a word to mean "to eat without sharing anyone"

    He is eating by himself.
    He is eating alone.

    The first sentence sounds to me as if he is eating with his own hands, and not someone feeding him. And the second sentence sounds to me as if he is in a separate place where there is no one.

    But I'm looking up for a word or sentence which means "to eat without sharing anyone". Please help me with this.


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    Re: a word to mean "to eat without sharing anyone"

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    He is eating by himself.
    He is eating singly or unassisted.

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    He is eating alone.
    He is eating singly.

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    But I'm looking up for a word or sentence which means "to eat without sharing anyone". Please help me with this.
    Do you mean without sharing the food he is eating with anyone?

    He does not share the food he is eating with anyone.


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    Re: a word to mean "to eat without sharing anyone"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post


    Do you mean without sharing the food he is eating with anyone?

    He does not share the food he is eating with anyone.
    You are correct but I don't want to express in this tone.

    Sometimes here when any of my friends eat singly keeping themselves away from me to eat something, I would go up to him and say amusingly "You are eating yourself, please share with me also, and I also take some pieces myself".
    I'm now looking for a better version for the same. Hope you got my point now. Thanks in advance.


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    Re: a word to mean "to eat without sharing anyone"

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    You are correct but I don't want to express in this tone.

    Sometimes here when any of my friends eat singly keeping themselves away from me to eat something, I would go up to him and say amusingly "You are eating yourself, please share with me also, and I also take some pieces myself".
    I'm now looking for a better version for the same. Hope you got my point now. Thanks in advance.
    I am not sure if this is fine:

    You gluttonous pig! You are one stealth eater and then some. Do not covet every bite for yourself. Think of others too.


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    Re: a word to mean "to eat without sharing anyone"

    Thanks. I'm still looking up for more versions.
    Anyway, here what you mean by "and then some"

    You gluttonous pig! You are one stealth eater and then some. Do not covet every bite for yourself. Think of others too.

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    Re: a word to mean "to eat without sharing anyone"

    I would strongly advise you not to take Kondorosi's advice. Why don't you say simply "Hey, lets share our food".

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