Our*selves" (?), pron.

; sing. Ourself (). An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.

We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal further then we usually do. Locke.

Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand. Dryden.

⇒ The form ourself is usec only in the regal or formal style after we or us, denoting a single person.

Unless we would denude ourself of all force. Clarendon.

 

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