Ourselves definitions

our-sĕlvz', är-
Ourselves is a form of the word "we" and is used when you are referencing something that happened to you and one or more others.

An example of ourselves is a woman saying she and her husband asked themselves if they wanted to buy a house, specifically, "We asked ourselves."

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Those ones identical with us.
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition.
    We bought ourselves an espresso machine.
  • Used for emphasis.
    We ourselves were certain of the facts.
  • Used in an absolute construction.
    Feeling chilly ourselves, we moved the party indoors.
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Our normal or healthy condition or state.

We're feeling ourselves again after our bout with the flu.

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A form of we.
  • As an intensifier.
    We ourselves saw it.
  • As a reflexive.
    We hurt ourselves.
  • With the meaning “our real, true, or normal selves” [we are not ourselves when we are upset].
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(reflexive) Us; the group including the speaker as the object of a verb or preposition when that group also is the subject.

We should keep this for ourselves.

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(emphatic) We; intensifies the subject as the group including the speaker, especially to indicate that no one else satisfies the predicate.

We did it ourselves.

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