herself


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her·self

 (hûr-sĕlf′)
pron.
1. That one identical with her:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: She bought herself a new car. She sculpted a likeness of herself.
b. Used for emphasis: She herself was certain of the facts.
c. Used in an absolute construction: In office herself, she helped him get a job.
2. Her normal or healthy condition or state: She's feeling herself again.

[Middle English hire self, from Old English hire selfre, dative of hēo self : hēo, she; see she + self, self; see self.]

herself

(həˈsɛlf)
pron
1.
a. the reflexive form of she or her
b. (intensifier): the queen herself signed the letter.
2. (preceded by a copula) her normal or usual self: she looks herself again after the operation.
3. Irish and Scot the wife or woman of the house: is herself at home?.

her•self

(hərˈsɛlf)

pron.
1. a reflexive form of her (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition): She supports herself. She bought herself a briefcase. She pulled the covers over herself.
2. (used as an intensive): She herself wrote the letter.
3. (used in absolute constructions): Herself only a child, she had to raise three younger brothers.
4. (used in place of she or her in compound and comparative constructions): The producer and herself were not on speaking terms. The others were even more nervous than herself.
5. her normal or customary self: After a week of rest, she will be herself again.
6. Irish Eng. and Scot. a woman of importance, esp. the head of a household or family: Herself has gone to market.
[before 1000; Middle English hire-selfe, Old English hire self. See her, self]
usage: See myself.
Translations
بنفسها، بدون مساعَدَهنفسهانَفْسِهَا
sesisama
hende selvselvsig selv
hän itseitsensä
sama sebe
maga
sjálfsjálf, upp á eigin spÿtursjálfa sig
彼女自身
그 여자 자신
zichzelfzijzelf
čisto sama
hon självsigsig själv
หล่อนเอง
kendisikendikendi başına
tự cô ấy

herself

[hɜːˈself] PRON
1. (reflexive) → se
she washed herselfse lavó
2. (emphatic) → ella misma; (after prep) → sí (misma)
she did it herselflo hizo ella misma
she went herselffue ella misma or en persona
she talked mainly about herselfhabló principalmente de sí misma
she said to herselfdijo entre or para sí
3. (phrases)
she came by herselfvino sola
she did it by herselflo hizo ella sola
she's not herselfno se encuentra nada bien

herself

[hərˈsɛlf] pron
(reflexive)se
She's hurt herself → Elle s'est blessée.
(emphatic)elle-même
She did it herself → Elle l'a fait elle-même.
(after prep)elle
She talked mainly about herself → Elle a surtout parlé d'elle.
by herself (= alone) → toute seule
She doesn't like travelling by herself → Elle n'aime pas voyager toute seule.

herself

pers pron
(dir and indir obj, with prep) → sich ? also myself
(emph)(sie) selbst
n (Ir inf) it was herself who told mesie selbst hat es mir gesagt

herself

[hɜːˈsɛlf] pers pron (reflexive) → si; (emphatic) → lei stessa; (after preposition) → sé, se stessa
she's not herself today → ha qualcosa che non va oggi
she did it (all) by herself → l'ha fatto (tutto) da sola
see also oneself

her

(həː) pronoun
(used as the object of a verb or preposition) a female person or animal already spoken about. I'll ask my mother when I see her; He came with her.
adjective
belonging to such a person or animal. My mother bought the neighbour's car, so it's her car now; a cat and her kittens.
hers (həːz) pronoun
something which belongs to a female person or animal already spoken about. It's not your book – it's hers; Hers is on that shelf.
herˈself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition when a female person or animal is the object of an action she performs. The cat licked herself; She looked at herself in the mirror.
2. used to emphasize she, ~her, or the name of a female person or animal. She herself played no part in this; Mary answered the letter herself.
3. without help etc. She did it all by herself.

herself

نَفْسِهَا se hende selv sie selbst η ίδια se hän itse elle-même sama sebe se stessa 彼女自身 그 여자 자신 zichzelf seg selv siebie ela mesma себя hon själv หล่อนเอง kendisi tự cô ấy 她自己
References in classic literature ?
A regular snow maiden, with blue eyes, and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her manners.
In the boyish figure she yearned to see something half forgotten that had once been a part of herself re- created.
Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars.
Hepzibah, though she had her valuable and redeeming traits, had grown to be a kind of lunatic by imprisoning herself so long in one place, with no other company than a single series of ideas, and but one affection, and one bitter sense of wrong.
She upbraided herself for the sentiment, but could not overcome or lessen it.
She had to destroy all the hopes which she had been so industriously feedingto appear in the ungracious character of the one preferred and acknowledge herself grossly mistaken and misjudging in all her ideas on one subject, all her observations, all her convictions, all her prophecies for the last six weeks.
Could he ever be tolerably happy with Lucy Steele; could he, were his affection for herself out of the question, with his integrity, his delicacy, and well-informed mind, be satisfied with a wife like her--illiterate, artful, and selfish?
Vanstone's letter, and mechanically set herself to read it through once more.
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.
The top oven bakes too quickly," said Ribby to herself.
In this perturbed state of mind, with thoughts that could rest on nothing, she walked on; but it would not do; in half a minute the letter was unfolded again, and collecting herself as well as she could, she again began the mortifying perusal of all that related to Wickham, and commanded herself so far as to examine the meaning of every sentence.
Far--far more happily for herself, her conscience was clear, for never had a purer mind, or a gentler spirit dwelt in female breast.