ourselves

[ ahr-selvz, ouuh r-, ou-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ourselves
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OURSELVES

"Flattery to ourselves does not change the nature of what is wrong," answered Philothea.

The haughtiness of others can never make us angry, if we ourselves are humble.

We'll use a part of them ourselves, and what we can't use I will give away.

There obtained just sufficient water for ourselves and the horses.

We camped for the night without water for ourselves or horses.

We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither.

Above all else, the time has come for us to renew our faith in ourselves and in America.

He has not put us into His Universe and left us to fend for ourselves.

To expect the material from Him is to make Him gross, and to become gross ourselves.

Making notes of them for ourselves we discourse of them to others.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, alteration of meself, from Old English phrase (ic) me self, where me is "a kind of ethical dative" [OED], altered in Middle Ages from meself on analogy of herself, with her- felt as genitive; though analogous hisself remains bad form.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.