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  • pro. em, themself; Gender-neutral object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, the reflexive form of em.
  • pro. em, themself; an intensive repetition of a gender-neutral subject, often used to indicate exclusiveness of that person as the only satisfier of a predicate.

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Examples

  • For a human individual to have been born in some a particular place, from parents of some particular nationality, and thus to possess emself some particular nationality, is a matter of chance, and cannot be taken as a non-arbitrary criterion of discrimination.

    Half Million Rally Against Anti-Foreign Bias, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 'E was laying on' eir side, and rolled onto 'eir tummy with' eir arms and legs curled up under 'emself to go to sleep; but' eir little arms were wiggling around quite a bit the whole time.

    phluid61 Diary Entry

  • In dat fashion I soon get de ole ones in good trainin ', and den I has no more trouble with dem as comes fresh aboard; for de ole hog tell de young one, and 'em won'erful cunnin', and know how to take care of 'emself.”

    Jack Tier; Or, the Florida Reef

  • In dat fashion I soon get de ole ones in good trainin ', and den I has no more trouble with dem as comes fresh aboard; for de ole hog tell de young one, and 'em won'erful cunnin', and know how to take care of 'emself. "

    Jack Tier

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