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Definitions for ourselves
ɑrˈsɛlvz, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-our·selves

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Wiktionary

  1. ourselvespronoun

    us;

    We should keep this for ourselves.

  2. ourselvespronoun

    we;

    We did it ourselves.

  3. ourselvesnoun

    Plural form of myself.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ourselvesreciprocal pronoun.

    the plural of myself.

    We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal farther than we usually do, would we find out but some fit denominations to signify them by. John Locke.

    Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand,
    The sea is ours, and that defends the land. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ourselves

    of Myself

Freebase

  1. Ourselves

    Ourselves is a 1988 album by punk band 7 Seconds.

Editors Contribution

  1. ourselves

    Relating to us or we.

    Us and We are words to relate to a group of people.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ourselves' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2565

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ourselves' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1110

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ourselves in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ourselves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ourselves in a Sentence

  1. Norman Fischer:

    We all need to have a creative outlet - a window, a space - so we don't lose track of ourselves.

  2. Milan Kundera:

    We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    I think the questions we've got to ask ourselves now : how can this thing be stopped from happening in the future ?

  4. William Shakespeare:

    A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.

  5. Marlin Finch Lupus:

    We seek the comfort of another. Someone to share our dreams and to share in the life we choose. Someone to help us through the neverending attempt to understand ourselves. And in the end, someone to comfort us along the way.

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