oneself

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Etymology[edit]

A contracted form of one's self

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oneself (reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one, sometimes two words: one's self)

  1. The person, previously mentioned.
    One can teach oneself to do this.
  2. A person's self - a general form of himself, herself or yourself
    Teaching oneself to swim can be dangerous.

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This pronoun can be used for emphasis or to make a verb reflexive.

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