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ourselves

pronoun plural our·selves \-ˈselvz\

: those same ones that we are:

—used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a group that includes you after that group has already been mentioned

—used for emphasis to refer again to a group that includes you after that group has already been mentioned

Full Definition of OURSELVES

1
:  those identical ones that are we —used reflexively <we're doing it solely for ourselves>, for emphasis <we ourselves will never go>, or in absolute constructions <ourselves no longer young, we can sympathize with those who are old> — compare we 1
2
:  our normal, healthy, or sane condition <just not ourselves today>
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First Known Use of OURSELVES

15th century

Rhymes with OURSELVES

OURSELVES Defined for Kids

ourselves

pronoun our·selves \ar-ˈselvz, är-\

Definition of OURSELVES for Kids

:  our own selves <We amused ourselves.> <We did it ourselves.>

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