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Definition of "ourself" []

  • Myself. Used as a reflexive when we is used instead of I by a singular speaker or author, as in an editorial or a royal proclamation. See Usage Note at myself. (pronoun)
  • Nonstandard Ourselves. See Note at hisself. (pronoun)

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 "ourself" in a sentence
  • "Our inner being, which we call ourself, no eye nor touch of man or angel has ever pierced."
  • "It would appear, then, that what we call ourself must have a"
  • "(Jane Watkinson) Whilst the Liberal Democrats cannot rule out a pact with Labour if a hung parliament occurred, it is important to make sure that at the moment we distance ourself from the courting that is currently taking place by both Labour and the Tories."