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oneself

oneself

pronoun one·self \(ˌ)wən-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\

—used as the object of a verb or preposition when one is the stated subject or is understood to be the subject

—used for emphasis to refer again to the subject when one is the subject

Full Definition of ONESELF

1
:  a person's self :  one's own self —used reflexively as object of a preposition or verb or for emphasis in various constructions
2
:  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
be oneself
:  to conduct oneself in a usual or fitting manner

Variants of ONESELF

one·self also one's self \(ˌ)wən-, ˌwənz-\

First Known Use of ONESELF

1548

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