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Ourself vs. Ourselves

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Ourselfpronoun

: myself (as used by a writer or speaker who is referring to themself as we).

‘In the present study, we will limit ourself to the simplest of cases.’;

Ourselvespronoun

(reflexive pronoun) 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.’;

Ourselfpronoun

: oneself.

‘We should love our neighbor as ourself.’;

Ourselvespronoun

(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.’;

Ourselvespronoun

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.’; ‘Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand.’; ‘Unless we would denude ourself of all force.’;

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