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  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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Charles Dickens and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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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