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thon +‎ -self



  1. (archaic, reflexive) themself; gender-neutral object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, coordinate with himself or herself, the reflexive form of thon.
    • 1885 June, “Local Circles”, in The Chataquan[1], volume 5, number 9, page 544:
      Each of the members is expected to inform ‘thonself’ on the topic thus allotted, and to be prepared to give an opinion or ask questions.
    • 1895, Williams, Henry Graham, Outlines of Psychology[2], 3rd edition, Syracuse: C. W. Bardee, OL 25083084M, LCC BF141.W72, page 5:
      Every student should acquaint thonself with some method by which thon can positively correlate the facts of thons knowledge.
    • 1898, McGee, W. J., J. W. Powell, editor, The Seri Indians[3], Washington, page 283:
      Thus neither man nor maid mates for thonself, but both love and move in the tribal interests and along the lines laid down by the tribal leaders.
    • 1985, Zinsser, William Knowlton, On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction[4], 3rd edition, New York: Harper & Row, →ISBN, LCCN 84048208, LCC PE1429.Z5 1985, page 121:
      Maybe I don't speak for the average American, but I very much doubt that thon wants that word in thons language or that thon would use it thonself.



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