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Definition of "yourselves" []

  • Those ones identical with you: (pronoun)
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Help yourselves. Have yourselves a good time. You should all watch out for yourselves. (pronoun)
  • Used for emphasis: You should take care of the matter yourselves. (pronoun)
  • Used in an absolute construction: Yourselves having run the race, you four should receive the prize. (pronoun)
  • Your normal or healthy condition: Just relax and be yourselves. See Usage Note at myself. (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 "yourselves" in a sentence
  • ""You have yet an opportunity, by God's blessing, to secure to yourselves and your posterity the quiet enjoyment of your religion and liberties, if you are not _wanting to yourselves_, but will exert the utmost vigour of the English nation."
  • "Observe the Apostle's phrase; "Yield yourselves," [Greek: parastêsate heautous]: not, "yield to God" (though that is implied), but, "yield _yourselves_, hand yourselves over, to God," as you would hand over a tool, a weapon [Rom. vi."
  • "Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?"