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 ?
There are men of low rank who strain themselves to bursting to pass for gentlemen, and high gentlemen who, one would fancy, were dying to pass for men of low rank; the former raise themselves by their ambition or by their virtues, the latter debase themselves by their lack of spirit or by their vices; and one has need of experience and discernment to distinguish these two kinds of gentlemen, so much alike in name and so different in conduct.
They both have vehement wishes; they frame themselves readily into imaginations and suggestions; and they come easily into the eye, especially upon the present of the objects; which are the points that conduce to fascination, if any such thing there be.
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.
So both those who knew and those who did not know deceived themselves, and pushed on to Smolensk as to a promised land.
Then they contrived for themselves their by-paths and bloody draughts!
When the Spaniards came home at night, and they were all at supper, one of them took the freedom to reprove the three Englishmen, though in very gentle and mannerly terms, and asked them how they could be so cruel, they being harmless, inoffensive fellows: that they were putting themselves in a way to subsist by their labour, and that it had cost them a great deal of pains to bring things to such perfection as they were then in.
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 hunters made great havoc among the buffaloes, and brought in quantities of meat; the voyageurs busied themselves about the fires, roasting and stewing for present purposes, or drying provisions for the journey; the pack-horses, eased of their burdens, rolled on the grass, or grazed at large about the ample pasture; those of the party who had no call upon their services, indulged in the luxury of perfect relaxation, and the camp presented a picture of rude feasting and revelry, of mingled bustle and repose, characteristic of a halt in a fine hunting country.
By degrees the three friends recovered from their intoxication; but they were obliged to sleep themselves sober over their oxygen as a drunkard does over his wine.
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.
On the following morning they rose early, made another hearty meal, then loading themselves with buffalo meat, set out on their return to the camp, to report the fruitlessness of their mission.
This being indeed the means which they use to recompense to themselves their extreme servility and condescension to their superiors; for nothing can be more reasonable, than that slaves and flatterers should exact the same taxes on all below them, which they themselves pay to all above them.