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Webster 1913 Edition


Yourself

Your-self′

,
p
ron.
;
pl.
Yourselves
.
[
Your
+
self
.]
An emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; – used as a subject commonly with you;
as, you
yourself
shall see it
; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case;
as, you have injured
yourself
.
Of which right now ye han
yourselve
heard.
Chaucer.
If
yourselves
are old, make it your cause.
Shakespeare
Why should you be so cruel to
yourself
?
Milton.
The religious movement which you
yourself
, as well as I, so faithfully followed from first to last.
J. H. Newman.

Webster 1828 Edition


Yourself

YOURSELF

, pron. Plu. Yourselves. [your and self.]
1.
A word added to you, to express distinction emphatically between you and other persons. This work you must do yourself; or you yourself must do it; that is, you and no other person. Sometimes it is used without you.
Allow obedience, if yourselves are old.
2.
It is used as the reciprocal pronoun. You love only yourself; you have brought this calamity on yourselves; be but yourselves.

Definition 2021


Yourself

Yourself

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English

Pronoun

Yourself

  1. Alternative letter-case form of yourself often used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.

yourself

yourself

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English

Alternative forms

Pronoun

yourself (referring to the person being spoken to, previously mentioned, the reflexive case of you)

  1. (reflexive) Your own self (singular).
    Be careful with that fire or you'll burn yourself.
  2. You (singular); used emphatically, especially to indicate exclusiveness of the referent's participation in the predicate, i.e., that no one else is involved.
    You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.
    After a good night's sleep you'll feel like yourself again.

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