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Left to their own devices, young stars would twirl so fast that they'd fly apart.
Left to their own devices, many employees invest heavily in these shares.
The fact that the poor were left to their own devices in a flooding city by a government that did not think it had a responsibility to evacuate them is a direct consequence of this ideology.
Women held on remand that are taken to Winnipeg for their court hearings and then subsequently released are left to their own devices, as their belongings remain back at the prison.
Motorists were left to their own devices for more than 45 minutes before police eventually cleared the road
Left to their own devices, nasturtiums will reseed in mild climates and are likely to wander and show up in surprising places.
Although the EPA has adopted the 24 ppb figure as an "official reference dose," it's not yet an enforceable standard, and Solomon says states are left to their own devices.
Poor e-mail management: When left to their own devices.
Left to their own devices, players produced cities like Alphaville.
Adolescence is not a process that has a predetermined end date--nor is there a guarantee in this culture that, left to their own devices, teenagers will learn the values and skills they'll need to become responsible adults--or even camp counselors.
Because the full-page images separating chapters lack any identifying captions, readers are left to their own devices to discover, for instance, that the image introducing chapter 6 is actually the interior of the bowl from the two-piece childbirth set shown in three alternate views nine pages later.