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yourself

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

Full Definition of YOURSELF

1
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>
2
:  oneself
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Examples of YOURSELF

  1. You're not yourself today. Is something wrong?
  2. You'll feel like yourself again after some time away.

First Known Use of YOURSELF

14th century
YOURSELF Defined for Kids

yourself

pronoun your·self \yər-ˈself\
plural your·selves \-ˈselvz\

Definition of YOURSELF for Kids

1
:  your own self <Be careful or you might hurt yourself.> <You are responsible yourselves for the problem.>
2
:  your normal or healthy self <You're not yourself today.>

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