themselves


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them·selves

 (thĕm-sĕlvz′, thəm-)
pron.
1. Those ones identical with them:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: prepared themselves for the trip; gave themselves plenty of time; were left to themselves.
b. Used for emphasis: The cooks themselves eat after all the guests have finished.
c. Used in an absolute construction: Newcomers themselves, they knew few people at the party.
2. Their normal or healthy condition: The members of the crew were themselves again after the crisis passed.

themselves

(ðəmˈsɛlvz)
pron
1.
a. the reflexive form of they or them
b. (intensifier): the team themselves voted on it.
2. (preceded by a copula) their normal or usual selves: they don't seem themselves any more.
3. not standard Also: themself a reflexive form of an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody: everyone has to look after themselves.

them•selves

(ðəmˈsɛlvz, ˌðɛm-)

pron.pl.
1. a reflexive form of they: They washed themselves quickly.
2. (used as an intensive): The authors themselves left the theater.
3. (used after an indefinite singular antecedent in place of the definite form himself or herself): No one who ignores the law can call themselves a good citizen.
4. their normal or customary selves: After a few hours' rest, they were themselves again.
[1300–50; earlier themself, Middle English thamself]
usage: See myself.
Translations
أَنْفُسُهُمبدون مُساعَدَه، بِنَفْسِهِمتُسْتَعْمَل للتَّوْكيد: نَفْسُهُم
sesebesami
sig selvselv
he itse
oni sami
önmagukatsaját magukmagukmagukatők maguk
sigsjálfirsjálfir; hjálparlaust
彼ら自身
그들 자신
samy
sig själva
ด้วยตัวของพวกเขาเอง
kendilerikendilerinebizzat kendilerikendi başlarınakendi kendilerine
tự họ

themselves

əmˈselvz] PRON
1. (reflexive) → se
did they hurt themselves?¿se hicieron daño?
2. (for emphasis) → ellos mismos/ellas mismas
they built it themselveslo construyeron ellos mismos
3. (after prep) → sí (mismos/as)
they talked mainly about themselveshablaron principalmente de sí mismos
4. (phrases) by themselvessolos/as
she left the children at home by themselvesdejó a los niños solos en casa
don't leave the two of them alone by themselvesno se te ocurra dejar a estos dos solos
the girls did it all by themselveslas chicas lo hicieron todo por sí mismas

themselves

[ðəmˈsɛlvz] pron pl
(reflexive)se
Did they hurt themselves? → Est-ce qu'ils se sont fait mal?
(emphatic)eux-mêmes (elles-mêmes)m/f
They did it themselves → Ils l'ont fait eux-mêmes.
Let's turn to the books themselves → Venons-en aux livres eux-mêmes.
BUT Venons-en aux livres à proprement parler.
(after preposition)eux (elles)m/f
between themselves → entre eux(elles)
by themselves (= without others) → tous seuls (toutes seules)mpl/fpl
They were travelling by themselves → Ils voyageaient tous seuls.
(= himself or herself) → se
Anyone who believes this should take a good look at themselves → Quiconque croit cela devrait se regarder bien en face.

themselves

pers pron pl
(reflexive) → sich
(emph)selbst; the figures themselvesdie Zahlen selbst or an sich ? also myself

themselves

mˈsɛlvz] pers pron pl (reflexive) → si; (emphatic) → loro stessi/e; (after prep) → se stessi/e
between themselves → tra (di) loro
they did it (all) by themselves → hanno fatto tutto da soli
see also oneself

them

(ðəm) , (ðem) pronoun
(used as the object of verb or preposition).
1. people, animals, things etc already spoken about, being pointed out etc. Let's invite them to dinner; What will you do with them?
2. used instead of him, ~him or her etc where a person of unknown sex or people of both sexes are referred to. If anyone touches that, I'll hit them.
themˈselves pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition when people, animals etc are the object of actions they perform. They hurt themselves; They looked at themselves in the mirror.
2. used to emphasize they, ~them or the names of people, animals etc. They themselves did nothing wrong.
3. without help etc. They decided to do it themselves.

themselves

أَنْفُسُهُم se sig selv sie selbst αυτοί οι ίδιοι se he itse eux-mêmes oni sami loro stessi 彼ら自身 그들 자신 zichzelf seg siebie eles mesmos себя sig själva ด้วยตัวของพวกเขาเอง kendileri tự họ 他们自己
References in classic literature ?
I know they will remember all I said to them, that they will be loving children to you, will do their duty faithfully, fight their bosom enemies bravely, and conquer themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women.
The slender expressive fingers, forever active, for- ever striving to conceal themselves in his pockets or behind his back, came forth and became the piston rods of his machinery of expression.
But there, I promised not to tell that part, at least until the young people themselves were ready to have a certain fact announced.
It was a matter of pride with them not to spare themselves.
When they reached the cottage, the two seated themselves with some appearance of fatigue upon the upper step of the porch, facing each other, each leaning against a supporting post.
In that case," said Sancho, "mind that your worship does not forget this as you did the oath; perhaps the phantoms may take it into their heads to amuse themselves once more with me; or even with your worship if they see you so obstinate.
But that practice, in contradiction to this principle, proceeds upon the presumption, that the responsibility of those who appoint, for the fitness and competency of the persons on whom they bestow their choice, and the interest they will have in the respectable and prosperous administration of affairs, will inspire a sufficient disposition to dismiss from a share in it all such who, by their conduct, shall have proved themselves unworthy of the confidence reposed in them.
The prepossessions, which the members themselves will carry into the federal government, will generally be favorable to the States; whilst it will rarely happen, that the members of the State governments will carry into the public councils a bias in favor of the general government.
Infuriated by political animosity, the wives in many a noble household wearied their lords with prayers to give up their opposition to the Colour Bill; and some, finding their entreaties fruitless, fell on and slaughtered their innocent children and husband, perishing themselves in the act of carnage.
The cries of the fakirs were just ceasing; the Indians were in the act of plunging themselves into the drunkenness caused by liquid opium mingled with hemp, and it might be possible to slip between them to the temple itself.
And although the entertainment was fixed for twelve o'clock, an hour previous to that time the balcony was filled with impatient and expectant guests, consisting of the favored part of the crew of the Pharaon, and other personal friends of the bride-groom, the whole of whom had arrayed themselves in their choicest costumes, in order to do greater honor to the occasion.
Considering the difficulties which men have had to hold to a newly acquired state, some might wonder how, seeing that Alexander the Great became the master of Asia in a few years, and died whilst it was scarcely settled (whence it might appear reasonable that the whole empire would have rebelled), nevertheless his successors maintained themselves, and had to meet no other difficulty than that which arose among themselves from their own ambitions.