from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Those ones identical with us.
- pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: We bought ourselves an espresso machine.
- pro. Used for emphasis: We ourselves were certain of the facts.
- pro. Used in an absolute construction: Feeling chilly ourselves, we moved the party indoors.
- pro. Our normal or healthy condition or state: We're feeling ourselves again after our bout with the flu. See Usage Note at myself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. us; the group including the speaker as the object of a verb or preposition when that group also is the subject.
- pro. we; intensifies the subject as the group including the speaker, especially to indicate that no one else satisfies the predicate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- We or us, not others: often, when used as a nominative, added to we by way of emphasis; when in the objective, often without emphasis and simply serving as the reflexive pronoun corresponding to us: as, we blame ourselves; we pledge ourselves.
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