American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- pro. That one identical with me.
- pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: I bought myself a new car.
- pro. Used for emphasis: I myself was certain of the facts.
- pro. Used in an absolute construction: In office myself, I helped her get a job.
- pro. My normal or healthy condition or state: I'm feeling myself again.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An emphatic or reflexive form of first personal pronoun I or me, either nominative or (as originally) objective. In the nominative it is always used for emphasis, in apposition with 1 or alone; in the objective it is either reflexive or emphatic, being, when emphatic, usually in apposition with me. Compare himself, herself, etc.
- n. that being which is oneself
GNU Webster's 1913
- pro. I or me in person; -- used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I
myselfwill do it; I have done it myself; -- used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis.
- From me (pronoun) + self (pronoun). Later partly reinterpreted as my + self (noun). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English mi-self, from Old English mē selfum, mē selfne : mē, me; see me-1 in Indo-European roots + selfum, selfne, dative and accusative of self, self; see self. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But I take myself to museums, and buy myself flowers, and gucci handbags and pray that someday I grow up to make ~myself~ proud.”
“At the moment, I keep finding myself talking on the phone with this beautiful boy and I censor myself me?!?!”
“Things I have never thought before are being presented to myself through myself .”
“But it does mean that when I can no longer protect my own interests, when my affairs depend upon others far more than on myself -- a condition in which we all occasionally find ourselves -- I am not to _fret myself_, not to churn my spirit into nameless fears.”
“I have been selling myself -- my body, my face, my eyes, _myself, _ a little at a time, a little to each of them.”
“I have got, I tell you, to look after _myself_, to plan my life for myself!”
“Henceforward alone and cruelly distrustful of myself, I then took up sides — not without anger — _against myself_ and _for_ all that which hurt me and fell hard upon me; and thus I found the road to that courageous pessimism which is the opposite of all idealistic falsehood, and which, as it seems to me, is also the road to _me_ — _to my mission_.”
“Yes, it is all very well for me to reason with myself, _to stiffen myself_, so to say; but I cannot remain at home, because I know he is there.”
“To say now that I never can forget; that I feel myself bound to you as one human being cannot be more bound to another; -- and that you are more to me at this moment than all the rest of the world; is only to say in new words that it would be a wrong against _myself_, to seem to risk your happiness and abuse your generosity.”
“After the court had heard the evidence of myself and Mr. Davis, Mr. Jekyl made a most eloquent appeal to the jury, a _common not_ a SPECIAL jury: he called some witnesses to their character, but no one appearing, _I offered myself_ to give three of them, who had been my father's servants, a character for sobriety and industry, with which the court and counsel appeared much pleased.”
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