Herself meaning

hûr-sĕlf'
(emphatic) She; an intensive repetition of the female subject, often used to indicate the exclusiveness of that person as the only satisfier of the predicate.

She was injured herself.

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That one identical with her:
  • 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.
  • Used for emphasis.
    She herself was certain of the facts.
  • Used in an absolute construction.
    In office herself, she helped him get a job.
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Her normal or healthy condition or state.

She's feeling herself again.

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A form of she, used:
  • As an intensifier.
    She said so herself.
  • As a reflexive.
    She hurt herself.
  • With the meaning “her real, true, or actual self” [she is not herself today].
  • As a subject.
    herself will have her tea now.
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(reflexive) Her; the female object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.

She injured herself.

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What's herself up to this time?

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Origin of herself

  • Middle English hire self from Old English hire selfre dative of hēo self hēo she she self self self
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition