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ourself

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pronoun our·self \är-ˈself, au̇(-ə)r-\

Definition of ourself

  1. :  myself —used to refer to the single-person subject when we is used instead of I (as by a sovereign) <will keep ourself till supper time alone — Shakespeare>



14th Century

First Known Use of ourself

14th century


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