Definition of "selfsame" [self•same]

  • Being the very same; identical. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "selfsame" in a sentence
  • "Page 109: The term selfsame occurs only once without a hyphen."
  • "These selfsame strategies are used by the bacteria in their struggle to defeat our best antibiotics."
  • "She went to her death in the name of the selfsame god your royal father sought to placate with her blood."