oneself

pronoun
one·​self | \ (ˌ)wən-ˈself How to pronounce oneself (audio) , Southern also -ˈsef \
variants: or less commonly one's self \ (ˌ)wən-​ How to pronounce oneself (audio) , ˌwənz-​ \

Definition of oneself

1 : a person's self : one's own self used reflexively as object of a preposition or verb or for emphasis in various constructions It is important to have good feelings about oneself.
2 : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self the need to protect oneself from danger
be oneself
: to conduct oneself in a usual or fitting manner under such conditions one could not be oneself

First Known Use of oneself

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oneself. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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oneself

pronoun
one·​self | \ ˌwən-ˈself How to pronounce oneself (audio) \

Kids Definition of oneself

: a person's own self Living by oneself can be lonely.

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