From Middle English selfsame, from earlier selve same, equivalent to self +"Ž same or self- +"Ž same. Compare Old High German selbsama (“selfsame, identical"), Danishselvsamme (“selfsame, identical"), English selfsome. More at self, same.
Selfsame Sentence Examples
They sailed there, without effort, completed their task, and returned home the selfsame day.
It follows that we must call this selfsame essence, at once individual and universal, substance - a conclusion, however, which Aristotle never drew in so many words, though he continued always to call essence substance, and definition a knowledge of substance.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with tears.
For this selfsame reason they do not exert sufficiently powerful pressure on the Socialist Party.