oneself

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A contracted form of one's self.

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

  1. A person's self: 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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