express oneself


: to say or show one's thoughts and feelings
He has a hard time expressing himself.
She felt that she hadn't expressed herself correctly.
He expressed himself in song.

Examples of express oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is most commonly defined as requiring civil and political rights—to freely associate and express oneself, to vote, to hold office, and to serve on juries. Danielle Allen, Foreign Affairs, 14 Dec. 2015 Donatella conceived of the collection to give confidence, courage, and freedom to express oneself through unapologetically feminine pieces, inspired by decades of collaborations with powerful women. Jasmine Contomichalos, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2023 The ability to express oneself in a video game can help an LGBTQ+ person feel more confident in their actual life. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2021 And beyond school, knowing how to communicate and express oneself is critical to being successful in any field. Dallas News, 11 Jan. 2023 Art reflects one of the most fundamental human rights — the right to express oneself in a magnificently unique way. Trish Joy Duggan, Rolling Stone, 15 Dec. 2022 Being articulate, which means being able to express oneself and one’s ideas, is surely a basic expectation. Judith Martin, Washington Post, 7 July 2020 See More

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“Express oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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