herself

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herself (the third person singular, feminine, personal pronoun, the reflexive form of she, masculine himself, neuter itself, plural themselves)

  1. (reflexive) Her; the female object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 17, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything. In a moment she had dropped to the level of a casual labourer.
    She injured herself.
  2. (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.
  3. (slang) A self-important female.
    What's herself up to this time?

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