ourself

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ourself

  1. The reflexive of the editorial or royal we; myself as used by a writer or speaker who would refer to himself in the nominative case as we. (Normally, the reflexive case of we is ourselves).
    • Charles Dickens
      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 "we" when it refers to singular persons
    We should love our neighbor as ourself.

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