Herself Definition


A form of she, used:

Webster's New World
That one identical with her:
American Heritage
Her normal or healthy condition or state.
She's feeling herself again.
American Heritage

(reflexive) Her; the female object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.

She injured herself.

(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.

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

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