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Definition of "selves" []

  • Plural of self. (noun)

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 "selves" in a sentence
  • "And in _Physical_ Enquiries, we must endevour to follow Nature in the more _plain_ and _easie_ ways she treads in the most _simple_ and _uncompounded bodies_, to trace her steps, and be acquainted with her manner of walking there, before we venture our selves into the multitude of _meanders_ she has in _bodies of a more complicated_ nature; lest, being unable to distinguish and judge of our way, we quickly lose both _Nature_ our Guide, and _our selves_ too, and are left to wander in the _labyrinth_ of groundless opinions; wanting both"
  • "If we are going to be politically correct about what we call our selves, we should call ourselves United Statesians."
  • "This challenging conference topic also reminds us that who we are -- the very center of what we call our selves -- is a product of the complex interelationships among what we think, what we feel, and the environment that surrounds us."