ourself


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our·self

 (our-sĕlf′, är-)
pron.
1. Myself. Used as a reflexive when we is used instead of I by a singular speaker or author, as in an editorial or a royal proclamation. See Usage Note at myself.
2. Nonstandard Ourselves. See Note at hisself.

ourself

(aʊəˈsɛlf)
pron
archaic a variant of myself, formerly used by monarchs or editors in formal contexts

our•self

(ɑrˈsɛlf, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-)

pron.
1. one's own person, individuality, etc., considered apart from others: It is for ourself that we must work harder.
2. (a form corresponding to ourselves, used by a single person, esp. in the formal or regal style, as we for I): We have taken unto ourself such powers as may be necessary.
[1300–50]
usage: See myself.
Translations
nous-même

ourself

[aʊərˈsɛlf] pron (= ourselves) → nous

ourself

pers pron (form)(wir) selbst
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Assume,'' he said, ``fair lady, the mark of your sovereignty, to which none vows homage more sincerely than ourself, John of Anjou; and if it please you to-day, with your noble sire and friends, to grace our banquet in the Castle of Ashby, we shall learn to know the empress to whose service we devote to-morrow.
It is well,'' he said; ``to-morrow we will ourself conduct this mute sovereign to her seat of dignity.
Our story must therefore await Miss Hepzibah at the threshold of her chamber; only presuming, meanwhile, to note some of the heavy sighs that labored from her bosom, with little restraint as to their lugubrious depth and volume of sound, inasmuch as they could be audible to nobody save a disembodied listener like ourself.
In the old trite saying that love is a projection of self--an egoisme a deux--lies a profound meaning known only to philosopher and poet; for it is ourself in truth that we love in that other.
We feel that in this place we lay ourself open to the inquiry whether Mr.
We, the politicians call ourself Saadiq and Aamin and others as thieves', he added.
Because if someone else's film gets into trouble, we must remind ourself that the trouble could befall our film also," he added.
We have to first blame ourself within, 'What did I do wrong?
On one occasion we found ourself stopped on Tower Bridge as a ship passed beneath.
Our philosophy is an unconventional one where we are not trapping ourself to one way of basketball.
We sourced pumps and are just left to fend for ourself as we struggle to open.
Unless we do not have confidence on ourself we may not be able to bear the challenges of a prosperous life,' he stated.