ourselves


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our·selves

 (our-sĕlvz′, är-)
pron.
1. Those ones identical with us.
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: We bought ourselves an espresso machine.
b. Used for emphasis: We ourselves were certain of the facts.
c. Used in an absolute construction: Feeling chilly ourselves, we moved the party indoors.
2. Our normal or healthy condition or state: We're feeling ourselves again after our bout with the flu. See Usage Note at myself.

ourselves

(aʊəˈsɛlvz)
pron
1.
a. the reflexive form of we or us
b. (intensifier): we ourselves will finish it.
2. (preceded by a copula) our usual selves: we are ourselves when we're together.
3. not standard used instead of we or us in compound noun phrases: other people and ourselves.

our•selves

(ɑrˈsɛlvz, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-)

pron.pl.
1. a reflexive form of we (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the direct object of a preposition): We may be deceiving ourselves.
2. (used as an intensive with we): We ourselves would never say such a thing.
3. (used in place of we or us in various compound and comparative constructions): The children and ourselves want to thank you. No one is more fortunate than ourselves.
4. (used in absolute constructions): Ourselves too poor to help, we were forced to turn them away.
5. our customary, normal, or healthy selves.
[1300–50]
usage: See myself.
Translations
أَنْفُسُناأنْفُسَناأنْفُسُنَاأنفُسُنا: للتَّوْكيدبِأنْفُسِنا
samise
os selvselv
itseme itse
sami samcatisebi samima
magunkatmi magunk
okkursjálfirsjálfir, hjálparlaust
私たち自身私達だけで
우리 자신
my sami
oss självasjälva
ด้วยตัวเราเองตัวเรา
kendimizkendimizebizkendi başımıza
bản thân chúng tôichính chúng tôi

ourselves

[ˌaʊəˈselvz] PERS PRON
1. (reflexive) → nos
we couldn't see ourselves in the photono podíamos vernos en la foto
we really enjoyed ourselvesnos divertimos mucho
2. (emphatic) → nosotros/as (mismos/as); (after prep) → nosotros/as (mismos/as)
we built our garage ourselvesnos construimos el garaje nosotros mismos
we went ourselvesfuimos en persona
let's not talk about ourselves any moreno hablemos más de nosotros (mismos)
we said to ourselvesnos dijimos
3. (phrases)
we were talking among ourselveshablábamos entre nosotros
by ourselvessolos/as
we prefer to be by ourselvespreferimos estar solos
we did it (all) by ourselveslo hicimos nosotros mismos

ourselves

[aʊərˈsɛlvz] pron pl
(reflexive)nous
We really enjoyed ourselves → Nous nous sommes vraiment bien amusés.
(after preposition)nous
(emphatic)nous-mêmes
We built our garage ourselves → Nous avons construit notre garage nous-mêmes.
all by ourselves → tout seuls
we did it all by ourselves → nous avons fait ça tout seuls

ourselves

pers pron (dir, indir obj +prep) → uns; (emph)selbst ? also myself

ourselves

[ˌaʊəˈsɛlvz] pers pron (reflexive) → ci; (emphatic, after preposition) → noi stessi/e
we did it (all) by ourselves → l'abbiamo fatto (tutto) da soli
see also oneself

our

(auə) adjective
belonging to us. This is our house.
ours (auəz) pronoun
the one(s) belonging to us. The house is ours.
ourˈselves pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb when the person speaking and other people are the object of an action etc they perform. We saw ourselves in the mirror.
2. used to emphasize we, ~us or the names of the speaker and other people performing an action etc. We ourselves played no part in this.
3. without help etc. We'll just have to finish the job ourselves.

ourselves

أَنْفُسُنا, أنْفُسُنَا sami, se os selv, selv selbst, uns εμείς οι ίδιοι, οι ίδιοι nos, nosotros mismos itse, me itse nous-mêmes sami samcati, sebi samima noi stessi 私たち自身, 私達だけで 우리 자신 onszelf, zelf oss (selv), oss selv samemu, siebie nós mesmos сами, себя oss själva, själva ด้วยตัวเราเอง, ตัวเรา biz, kendimiz bản thân chúng tôi, chính chúng tôi 我们自己, 自己
References in classic literature ?
And now, my dear companions," said Michel Ardan, "let us make ourselves at home; I am a domesticated man and strong in housekeeping.
Having filled both ourselves and our water-bottles as full as possible, in far better spirits we started off again with the moon.
Accordingly I entered and whilst the rest of the party were devouring green tea and buttered toast, we feasted ourselves in a more refined and sentimental Manner by a confidential Conversation.
When at last we came to ourselves the giant sat examining us attentively with his fearful eye.
But Toby and I had our own game to play, and we availed ourselves of the confusion which always reigns among a ship's company preparatory to going ashore, to confer together and complete our arrangements.
He maintains that our knowledge of ourselves is no different in kind from our knowledge of other people.
For more than a week we had seen, besides ourselves and our animals, only such living things as rattlesnakes and horned toads.
We stayed, however, in this place from the latter end of July to the beginning of September, when having provided ourselves with other vessels, we set out for Cochim, and landed there after a very hazardous and difficult passage, made so partly by the currents and storms which separated us from each other, and partly by continual apprehensions of the English and Dutch, who were cruising for us in the Indian seas.
When we were little, before we could read for ourselves, did we not gather eagerly round father or mother, friend or nurse, at the promise of a story?
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Our faith in others betrayeth wherein we would fain have faith in ourselves.
He had grown sparer, and lost his colour, and spoke and dressed quite differently; and, on the very day of his return, he told Joseph and me we must thenceforth quarter ourselves in the back-kitchen, and leave the house for him.