ourselves

plural pronoun
our·selves | \är-ˈselvz, au̇(-ə)r-\

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 sense 1

2 : our normal, healthy, or sane condition just not ourselves today

First Known Use of ourselves

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ourselves

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of ourselves

: 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

ourselves

pronoun
our·selves | \au̇r-ˈselvz, är-\

Kids Definition of ourselves

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

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