pronoun your·self \yər-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\
: the person that is being addressed
—used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person being addressed has already been mentioned
: your normal or healthy self
a : that identical one that is you —used reflexively <you might hurt yourself>, for emphasis <carry them yourself>, or in absolute constructions
b : your normal, healthy, or sane condition or self <you haven't been yourself lately>
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Examples of YOURSELF
- You're not yourself today. Is something wrong?
- You'll feel like yourself again after some time away.
First Known Use of YOURSELF
plural your·selves \-ˈselvz\
: your own self <Be careful or you might hurt yourself.> <You are responsible yourselves for the problem.>
: your normal or healthy self <You're not yourself today.>
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