ourself

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Etymology[edit]

From our +‎ -self.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aʊə(ɹ)ˈsɛlf/, /ɑː(ɹ)ˈsɛlf/
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Pronoun[edit]

ourself

  1. The reflexive of the editorial or royal we: 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.
    • 1838, Charles Dickens, Sketches of Young Gentlemen
      Without in any way committing ourself upon this point, we have merely to observe, that we are ready to receive sealed offers containing a full specification of age, temper, appearance, and condition []
  2. The reflexive of the generic we: oneself.
    We should love our neighbor as ourself.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal reflexive form of we is ourselves. This form can generally be used alternatively in the above cases, too.

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