(?), pron. 1. An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun; -- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved himself.
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But he himself returned from the quarries.
Judges iii. 19.
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David hid himself in the field.
1 Sam. xx. 24.
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The Lord himself shall give you a sign.
Is. vii. 14.
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Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify unto himself a peculiar people.
Titus ii. 14.
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With shame remembers, while himself was one
Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
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Himself was formerly used instead of itself. See Note under Him.
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It comprehendeth in himself all good.
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2. One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself.
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By himself, alone; unaccompanied; apart; sequestered; as, he sits or studies by himself. -- To leave one to himself, to withdraw from him; to let him take his own course.






(), pron. pl. Themselves. See Hemself. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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